Employment Law

What Is Employment Law ?

Employment law regulates the relationship between employers and employees. It governs what employers can expect from employees, what employers can ask employees to do, and employees’ rights at work.

On these employment law topic pages below you’ll find information on the development of employment law, new and amended statutes and statutory rates, as well as resources covering the legal requirements, checks and processes involved in recruitment; the terms and conditions of employment; data protection; holidays, working hours and pay; health and safety regulations; maternity and parental rights; discrimination; discipline, grievance and dismissal procedures; whistleblowing; employment tribunals; TUPE; and redundancy.


Major employment laws in the United States.

Minimum wage laws

The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 sets a federal minimum wage.

Family and medical leave

The large employers must offer up to 12 weeks of unpaid family leave.

Collective bargaining

Employees have a right to organize collective bargaining with an employer.

Safe working conditions

Employees have a right to safe working conditions and be protected from foreseeable hazards at work .

Overtime pay

An employer must pay time and half for any hours that an hourly employee works over 40 hours per week.

Employers can’t discriminate

Employers may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.


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