Labor Law Attorney Referral Service
What is Labor Law?
Labor Law is an area of law that covers the relationship between employers and employees, as well as employee labor unions. Labor Law aims to equalize bargaining power between these entities, and is governed by federal and state law, as well as judicial decisions by courts.
An important aspect of Labor Law is that if a federal law addresses a certain part of it, state laws addressing the same thing are preempted by the federal laws. This means that the state laws will not apply – the federal laws will dominate.
Labor law addresses things such as:
- Organization and representation of employees
- Negotiating a collective bargaining agreement
- Resolving contract disputes
One of the most important laws is the National Labor Relations Act, which governs the employer and employee bargaining and union relationship on a national level. If a business is engaged in activity that affects interstate commerce, it is subject to this act.
The Act also established a board that hears any disputes between employers and employees that are subject to the Act.
The Act also ensures the following:
- Investigation and prosecution of cases that violate the Act
- Rights to join labor organizations and collectively bargain
- Prohibition of unfair labor practices
- A good faith effort to participate in collective bargaining by the employer and the employees
- Right to strike
If a particular business does not affect interstate commerce and does not fall under regulation by another federal law, then state laws may govern Labor Law as it applies to those employers and employees.
Can I make a claim if I’ve already quit my job?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the answer may depend on what kind of claim is being filed. Because the answer is case-specific, it is best to consult with a Labor Law attorney that can evaluate your claim based on your specific situation.
A Labor Law attorney will be able to help you with the next steps in pursuing a claim against your employer, if you are able to do so.
How can an attorney help?
A Labor Law attorney will be experienced in handling all sorts of law issues that may arise in the employer-employee-employee labor union relationship. Because Labor Law can be governed by so many different laws – federal, state, and regulatory – it is best to consult with a lawyer that has been handling these cases for many years.
Attempting to learn all the nuances in Labor Law in time to file a persuasive and effective case against the violator would be impossible, and mistakes could be made that will jeopardize your case and your ability to be successful in obtaining a positive outcome.
If you are an employee looking to sue an employer for a labor law violation, consulting with a Labor Law attorney who is experienced in representing employees is the best choice for you. This attorney will be able to evaluate your claim and give you the best course of action for you.
If you are an employer who is being sued, a Labor Law attorney experienced with defending employers against Labor Law claims will be able to put you at ease, help craft a good defense, and counsel you on the best course of action for your company.
It is always best to engage a Labor Law attorney when you are faced with a claim arising under federal or state laws. A lawyer will be in the best position to help with the situation and ensure that all the right decisions are made. Contact us at 818-340-4529.