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Labor and Employment Law

Research Guides

Georgetown Law Library, Labor & Employment Law
Includes: Introduction; General Labor/Employment Resources; Journal Articles; Federal Legislation; Agencies; Regulations; Forms and Guidelines; Facts; Other Web Sites.

Legal Research Guide: Labor Law
Provides extensive list of Web-based resources, arranged alphabetically, including databases, websites, portal sites, bibliographies, etc. (last revised July 19, 2006)

Employment Law: Legal and Nonlegal Research Resources
Handout prepared by Candle Wester-Mittan for Employment Law course (March 2007).


Cornell Law School, Legal Information Institute, Employment Law Categories
Links to articles in the category of Employment Law, including affirmative action, civil rights, collective bargaining and labor arbitration, employment law, employment discrimination, labor law, pension law, unemployment compensation, workers compensation, and workplace safety. Each article provides a brief overview of the topic with a sidebar menu of links to primary source material (e.g., state and federal statutes, judicial decisions, and regulations) and key internet sources.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
JAN is a service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) of the U.S. Department of Labor. There are portals for Private Employers, Federal Government Employers, State & Local Government Employers, Individuals with Disabilities, Educational Settings, and ADA Information. Resources are categorized as ADA Hotlinks, which includes, laws, regulations, numerous guidance and technical assistance documents, and information on enforcement procedures; Accommodation Toolbox; Consultants' Picks; and JAN by Disability: A to Z.

Justia: Employment Law Overview
This page is part of Justia's Legal Practice Areas portal, which provides overviews and links to relevant articles, web resources, laws, news, glossaries, blogs, and blog posts, lawyers & attorneys, with cross-references to related practice areas and subtopics, including Americans with Disabilities Act, Employee Benefits, Employment Discrimination, Firing / Wrongful Termination, Hiring / Employment Contracts, Immigration, Labor, OSHA Compliance, Qui-Tam Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, and Workers' Compensation.

Washburn University School of Law, Employment Discrimination Law
Provides links to: Websites, Listservs, and Research Guides.

U.S. Government Information

Equal Employment Opportunities Commission
The EEOC coordinates federal equal employment opportunity regulations, practices, and policies, interprets employment discrimination laws, and monitors the federal sector employment discrimination program. This site provides access to employment statistics, laws, rules and regulations, policy guidelines, information on how to file a charge of discrimination, and information for small businesses.

The National Labor Relations Board
The National Labor Relations Board enforces the National Labor Relations Act. This independent federal agency conducts secret ballot elections to determine if employees want union representation, and investigates and remedies unfair labor practices by employers and unions. The NLRB website provides access to Decisions and Orders of the NLRB; Weekly Summaries of NLRB Cases; NLRB Manuals; Advice, General Counsel, and Operations-Management Memos; Federal Register and other Public Notices; Rules & Regulations; Publications; and Forms.

State Information

Illinois Human Rights Commission
Adjudicates complaints of discrimination in employment, real property transactions, access to financial credit and public accommodations filed under the Illinois Human Rights Act. Site includes Human Rights Act, rules and regulations, IHRC decisions, appellate decisions, forms, annual reports, and FAQs.

International Information

International Labour Organization (ILO)
Formulates international labour standards in the form of Conventions and Recommendations setting minimum standards of basic labour rights: freedom of association, the right to organize, collective bargaining, abolition of forced labour, equality of opportunity and treatment, and other standards regulating conditions across the entire spectrum of work related issues.


National Employment Lawyers Association
Founded in 1985 to provide assistance and support to lawyers in protecting the rights of employees against the greater resources of their employers and the defense bar. NELA is the country's only professional organization that is exclusively comprised of lawyers who represent individual employees in cases involving employment discrimination, wrongful termination, employee benefits and other employment-related matters.

Databases and Current Awareness

BNA DATABASES (Available to SIU Law Users Only). The law library subscribes to over 100 BNA databases. SIU Law Faculty, Staff, and Students Only: Sign up for BNA email summaries.

The following are the BNA databases on employment & labor and employee benefits:

Employment and Labor

Labor & Employment Law Blogs

Workplace Prof Blog
Workplace Prof Blog is designed for law school professors teaching Employment Law, Employment Discrimination, Labor Law, Benefits, and related courses. Postings include links to recently-published scholarship and pertinent news and legal developments. The left column contains links to Employment & Labor Law Reviews, Federal Labor Law, policy groups, and other reference resources.

George's Employment Blawg
This blog, by St. Louis labor & employment lawyer, George Lenard, looks at HR, employment and labor law, and today's workplace. Special features include an interactive blogroll, selective news headlines, and a custom labor and employment law search engine.

Charles A. Krugel, Labor & Employment Law, HR Law
This blog, by Charles Krugel, a Chicago management-side labor & employment attorney and HR consultant, contains media interviews, articles, analysis, and photos focusing on the working world.


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