Labor and employment law deals with a broad area of law that determines how employers must treat employees. Attorneys play a role on both the labor and management side of labor relations disputes. Labor and employment law encompasses a wide variety of issues such as pension plans, benefits, retirement, and discrimination in the workplace. Lawyers can advise businesses on how to reduce their risk of employment litigation and how to comply with state and local laws. They can also help protect workers when their rights are being violated. Labor and employment attorneys work in private firms, non-profit policy and direct service organizations and federal, state, local and international government agencies.
- AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee includes tips for law students, key resources for finding a job in union side labor law and a job board for labor law internships, post grad fellowships and attorney positions.
- HG.org: Employment/Labor Law provides a basic overview of the practice area as well as useful links to educational resources and selected employers.
- International Labor Rights Forum is an advocacy organization dedicated to achieving just and humane treatment for workers worldwide.
- National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) advances employee rights and serves lawyers who advocate for equality and justice in the American workplace. Law students can join for $20 per year. Membership confers access to NELA members and a variety of publications and a job bank.
- National Employment Law Project is a national advocacy organization for the employment rights of lower-wage workers.
- DC Employment Justice Center
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- International Labour Organization
- National Labor Relations Board
- U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Civil Rights, Employment Litigation Section
- U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor
- Chambers Top-ranked Labor and Employment law firms