Labor and Employment law hasn't always been as favorable to workers, nor has it even required reasonable working conditions. In fact, if you my post on Lochner v. New York, details the Supreme Court's take, at the time, that people could work as hard and as long as they "wanted to." In other words, freedom of contract was the rule of the day.
Now, with the advent of collective bargaining agreements and unions, workers are thought to have more power. However, employers still violate the law, whether intentionally or inadvertently. A common example is probably the worker who asks to work through their lunch rather than taking a break, or to pick up additional shifts, which can potentially implicate overtime and other concerns.
Here at LawInfo.com, you can find an array of resources on Labor and Employment Law, whether you simply want to learn about the field generally, of find specific information.
I particularly like the videos, which explain in straightforward terms things such as what is Age Discrimination?
Also quite useful is this article about how an attorney can help with a sexual harassment claim against an employer.
I also favor articles like this one, discussing what to bring to an initial consultation with a lawyer. You can even find information about Background Checks.
In addition to a variety of resources about Employment Law, LawInfo also has a directory of experienced Labor & Employment Attorneys by geographic area. Find an attorney to help with your Labor and Employment Law issue today.
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