Minimum Wage: The difference between Federal and State laws

  For some states, each new year brings changes to minimum wage laws. Also, state minimum wage laws may differ from the federal minimum wage. Thus, it is important to be aware of any changes to state minimum wage laws and how they differ from federal requirements. This is especially true because an employer is … Read more

Employment Law and Labor Law: There is a difference (at times)

As an attorney, I am often asked what the difference is between employment law and labor law. Frequently, the two are used interchangeably and, in most day-to-day usage, the interchange of the two words is accepted and appropriate. In the practice of law, however, there is a distinction between the two, and it is important … Read more

Employment Law Research: What you should know about SEO

Electronic devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and notepads have changed the way most employers, small business owners, human resource (HR) professionals and other company representatives operate their business. Electronic devices make it possible to store, easily transport, and retrieve documents, such as employee records, contracts, and financial data. In addition, electronic devises enable us to … Read more

Employment Laws and Unintended Consequences

As each year passes, federal and state legislators and administrators increase the number and types of laws and regulations that govern the relationship between employers and employees. Although the number and types of laws governing the workplace differ between states, most are intended to protect the interests of employees; guarding employees from the oppressive hand … Read more

Welcome to Our Blog

If you have visited EmploymentLawHandbook.com previously, you have noticed significant changes have been made to our design, layout, and organization. These changes represent a renewed commitment to our visitors to provide a growing catalogue of accurate and up-to-date information about federal and state employment and labor laws. As part of our relaunch, we have included … Read more

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