What is the difference between employment law and labor law?

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    3 Responses to “What is the difference between employment law and labor law?”

    1. Dana A Says:

      The two terms are often used interchangably or in connection with each other. For example, attorneys say they specialize in "labor and employment law." Labor law would mean all of the labor laws, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, minimum wage, wage and hour laws, etc. Employment law would deal more with issues between individual employers and employees, in my understanding.

      Good luck,
      Dana (attorney with some labor and employment law experience)

    2. schneider2294@sbcglobal.net Says:

      In my experience employment falls under labor.

    3. lawyer.atlanta Says:

      "Labor law" refers to the area of law dealing with the National Labor Relations Act, Railway Labor Act, Norris-LaGurardia Act, and a couple of others. For the layman – Labor law deals with labor unions.

      "Employment law" deals with all other facets of the relationship between the employer and employee, including wage and hour, discrimination, wrongful termination, etc.