Labour law (also called labor law or employment law) is the body of laws, administrative rulings, and precedents which address the legal rights of, and restrictions on, working people and their organizations. As such, it mediates many aspects of the relationship between trade unions, employers and employees. However, there are two broad categories of labour law. First, collective labour law relates to the tripartite relationship between employee, employer and union. Second,individual labour law concerns employees' rights at work and through the contract for work. The labour movement has been instrumental in the enacting of laws protectinglabour rights in the 19th and 20th centuries. Labour rights have been integral to the social and economic development since the Industrial Revolution. Employment standards are social norms (in some cases also technical standards) for the minimum socially acceptable conditions under which employees or contractors will work. Government agencies enforce employment standards codified by labour law (legislative, regulatory, or judicial).
Employment Law - Employment law is the large body of laws, administrative rulings, and precedents which encompass all areas of the employer/employee relationship. Employment law is governed by thousands of federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions. Some of the topics included in employment law include: employment discrimination; wages; unemployment compensation; pensions; workplace safety; and workers’ compensation.