Employment law regulates the rights and obligations of employers and employees. Both state and federal laws govern areas such as minimum wage, overtime pay, employee benefits and workplace safety.
The goal of labor laws is to equalize the bargaining power between employers and employees.
Collective bargaining consists of negotiations between an employer and a group of employees so as to determine the conditions of employment.
June 23, 1947: Congress passes the Taft-Hartley Act (Thursday 21 June 2007)
Congress passes the Taft-Hartley Act.
Oct. 24, 1938: The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 shortens work hours (Monday 15 October 2007)
The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 shortens work hours.