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Legal Research from Home Series 4: Employment Law

In the current Covid-19 pandemic, many people have faced the loss of jobs. Now more than ever, employment law is an important area of law. There are many online resources at a person’s disposal to research employment law-related issues at home. The following list of website links provide many helpful employment resources on the federal level:

            Relevant federal statutes regarding employment and labor law found in titles 29 and 42 of the United States Code include the following:

  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621, et seq.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101, et seq.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e, et seq.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1991, 42 U.S.C. §§ 1981, et seq.
  • Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 1161, et seq.
  • Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 201, et seq.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act, 29 U.S.C. §§ 2601, et seq.
  • National Labor Relations Act, 29 U.S.C. §§ 141, et seq.
  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. §§ 701, et seq.
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act), 29 U.S.C. §§ 2101, et seq.

      On the state level, the following list of websites for California provide resources as it applies to the California Employment Law:

Relevant California statutes employment and labor law found in the California Labor Code (LAB) here 

And lastly, you can visit some helpful blog websites on up-to-the-minute updates on labor and employment law. Some blogs that we find most helpful include:     

Written by: Michael Van Aken, Library Assistant 

Michael Van Aken

By Michael Van Aken

February 19, 2021

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