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Overview of Employment Laws
Employment laws concern the federal and state statutes governing the practices of employers and the rights of employees. Labor laws, a subset of employment laws, concern the ability of employees to organize and collective bargain for employment rights and benefits. This chapter identifies the primary employment and labor laws protecting employee interests and putting affirmative obligations upon employers. It gives a cursory explanation of the laws, explains the laws objectives, and identifies specific employee rights and employer obligations affected by the law.