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This library guide is geared at the Master's Program in Employment Law but is useful to anyone with an interest in employment and labor law.
Last Updated: Nov 21, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Links to the Law

This is a list of specific laws and regulations (with links to the full text versions) you will likely hear often in your courses. Check out the first link if there is a specific law you are interested in that isn't listed.

  • Summary of the Major Laws of the Dept. of Labor
    Brief summaries of the Dept. of Labor's principal statutes.
    The Employee Retirement Income Security Act
  • FMLA
    The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • ADA
    Americans with Disabilities Act
  • OSHA
    Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • ADEA
    Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
  • FLSA
    Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Title VII
    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

Florida Resources

Here are some Florida focused resources:



The following individuals contributed pages to this library guide: Sylvia Cano, Becka Rich, and Mary Paige Smith.  

Commercial Databases

Employment law is a complex field that involves federal and state case law, government administrative agencies and organizations, and regulations. It would be most beneficial for any researcher to begin their research by using secondary resources to obtain a general understanding of background information, which will ultimately lead to the most relevant statutes, regulations and case law. You should start your research broadly, and gradually narrow down your topic.

Here are the Bloomberg, Lexis and Westlaw Databases we recommend for this topic:

Helpful Web Resources

Employment law is a broad field. There is a lot of information out there. You can look on these websites for agency decisions, guidance for employees and employers, agency regulations, and policy information helpful for research.

Researching Unions

Law relating to unions and labor is a distinct area of labor law. The resources and information available is very specialized. Here are some places to get started with your research.

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