See also related handout: Finding NRLB decisions

Introduction:

This research guide provides a brief overview of the most useful secondary resources (many of which also include primary materials) covering U.S. labor and employment law. For more information about locating cases, regulations, and statutes please see the relevant research guides on these subjects. Most primary material will be available from administrative law sources, available on individual agency websites and legal information databases (e.g. Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law).

For newer researchers, note that "labor law" and "employment law" are common distinctions between the two principal fields addressing law in the workplace. Labor law typically refers to issues involving collective action and bargaining, union governance and representation, and dispute resolution in the organized workplace.  It is also important to remember that governing labor law varies between the private or public sector, and in special employment categories (e.g. Transportation).  

Employment Law commonly includes issues related to discrimination in employment on the basis of certain characteristics (e.g. race, sex), rights of "at will" employees, employee health and safety, and employee benefits.

Reference:

Treatises:

For other publications look in the GMU Library Catalog and see Electronic Services below.

Virginia CLE Publications:

Electronic Services:

Periodicals:

Also consult the electronic services above

Government Websites:

  • National Mediation Board (Airline and Railway disputes) 
    http://www.nmb.gov/index.html

Current Awareness/Blogs

  • Connecticut Employment Law Blog
  • Daily Labor Report (Bloomberg BNA/Bloomberg Law)
  • Employer Handbook Blog
  • Law 360 A resource from LexisNexis that provides current news and expert analysis of major litigation developments in U.S. federal district courts, the most important lawsuits filed by the world’s top companies, transactions involving the top 250 U.S. law firms, and major initiatives of state, federal, and international legislatures. Its information is searchable by industry, state, region, subject, and in other ways by using an advanced search. Track developing legal stories in specific practice areas and industries, retrieve relevant full-text documents, and receive daily email updates customized to the topics, companies, and firms you select. Create your own account for email updates with your gmu.edu email address.
  • Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home Blog


Last updated November 6, 2014