Labor & Employment Category

Labor and Employment Law's Primary Focuses

Labor and employment law is a narrow and a broad field of law at the same time. It deals with disputes between employees and either employers or labor unions. Even though labor and employment law is quite focused in its clientele, it covers employment contracts, wages, union membership, hirings, firings, and accusations of discrimination and harassment. However, most situations require labor and employment lawyers and law firms to fully represent the employee’s interests.

Labor Unions in Labor and Employment Law

One of the most influential labor cases involves the firing of an employee for failure to pay union dues or to join a union. In fact, labor unions are generally credited with the development of the labor and employment law as a whole, both from those for unions and against them. Legally, a labor union cannot compel membership per se. If an agreement between the employer and the labor union requires that all employees be part of a union, then that agreement is binding un...

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The Current Legal Issues Business Owners Need to Be Aware Of In Today's Business World

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The well-known expression, 'it's a jungle out there,' can certainly be true when it comes to legal matters. As business owners, your eye is quite rightly trained on the bottom line, but the reality is that if you don't also pay attention to legal issues affecting your business, you could end up without a company at all.

Keep on the right side of the legal tracks by taking a proactive approach:

Don't discriminate

Getting and retaining the right person for the job might sound like a no-brainer, but even in 2014 discrimination and harassment are still major problems for the US working population.

This is not only unfair, but costs business billions of dollars each year.

Check out your recruitment and promotion procedures and ensure they do not directly or indirectly discriminate.

In terms of harassment, implementing effective grievance procedures, combined with awareness training may sound like a lot of work, but will help protect you from bad publicity and costly legal bills.

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