What does employment law cover?

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What does employment law cover?

What does employment law cover?

Labor law or employment law covers the relationship that employers have with their employees. Obviously the laws, whether they be at the federal, state, or local level, begin with the offer for employment is made to a prospective employee.

Employment law regulates the entire process, from the initial hiring phase through the job duties, wages, promotions, benefits offered by the company, reviews and termination of the employment relationship. Employment law also covers any litigation on the basis of discrimination or unfair practices.

Often, an employee must look to a company manual issued to them, which contains company policy and procedures. Employers can draft such a manual to specifically explain all the employees' rights, duties and obligations as well as resignation and termination procedures and policies.

If you feel that your rights as an employee or employer have been violated, the best thing to do is to contact an employment lawyer to determine whether you have a cause of action worthy of pursuit.

   

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