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Labor & Employment Law Selected Bibliography

Labor & Employment Law Selected Bibliography

  1. General Information

    1. Overview/Secondary Sources
    2. Relevant Statutory Provisions
    3. Federal Labor Agencies
    4. Regulations

  2. Federal Labor Relations
    1. General Information
    2. Major Legislation
    3. Agencies
    4. Judicial and Administrative Decisions

  3. Employment
    1. Wage, Hour, and Leave
    2. Safety Law
    3. Discrimination

  4. Arbitration
    1. General Information
    2. Judicial and Administrative Decisions

  5. Florida Labor and Employment Law

  6. Further Reading and Other Useful Information


  1. General Information
    1. Overview/Secondary Sources
    2. Labor Law in a Nutshell, by Douglas L. Leslie (5th edition, 2008)

      • Call Number- KF3369.3 .L39 2008
      • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library Study Aids

      Employment Law in a Nutshell, by Robert N. Covington (4th edition, 2017)

      • Call Number- KF3455 .C68 2017
      • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library Study Aids

      Employment Law (Hornbook series), by Mark A. Rothstein et. al. (5th edition, 2015)

      • Call Number- KF3455 .E4682 2015
      • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library Reserve

      Understanding Labor Law, by Douglas E. Ray (3rd edition, 2011)

      • Call Number- KF3319 .R39 2011
      • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library Study Aids

      Department of Labor – Employment Law Guide

      • Public Access- Dept. of Labor, available at http://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/elg/index.htm
      • Note- Provides information and resources on major labor and employment laws and regulations, as well as technical assistance for employers and employees.


    3. Relevant Statutory Provisions
    4. Title 29 United States Code – Labor

      • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library Unclassified Collection, Shelf 107A
      • STU Law Access- via Westlaw or Lexis Nexis
      • Public Access- Cornell Legal Information Institute, available at https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/29
      • Note- Specific acts and statutory provisions will be found below, according to their particular purpose or area of law.


    5. Agencies
      1. Department of Labor Agencies


      2. Bureau of Labor Statistics

        • Public Access- Bureau of Labor Statistics, available at https://www.bls.gov/
        • Note- The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, state and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.

        Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)

        • Public Access- Dept. of Labor, available at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ebsa
        • Note- Responsible for administering the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

        Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

        • Public Access- Dept. of Labor, available at https://www.msha.gov/
        • Note- The purpose of the Mine Safety and Health Administration is to prevent death, disease, and injury from mining, and to promote safe and healthful workplaces for the nation's miners.

        Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

        • Public Access- Dept. of Labor, available at https://www.osha.gov/
        • Note- OSHA was created to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women, by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance.

        Wage and Hour Division

        • Public Access- Dept. of Labor, available at https://www.dol.gov/whd/
        • Note- The DOL Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is responsible for enforcing some of our nation’s most comprehensive federal labor laws, including the minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, child labor and special employment, family and medical leave, migrant workers, lie detector tests, worker protections in certain temporary worker programs, and the prevailing wages for government service and construction contracts.

      3. Other Relevant Agencies
      4. Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA)

        • Public Access- FLRA, available at https://www.flra.gov
        • Note- The FLRA is an independent administrative federal agency created by Title VII of the Civil Service Reform Act, allowing certain non-postal federal employees to organize, bargain collectively, and participate, through labor organizations of their choice, in decisions affecting their working lives.

        National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

        • Public Access- NLRB, available at https://nlrb.gov/
        • Note- The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency, vested with the power to safeguard employees' rights to organize and to determine whether to have unions as their bargaining representatives. The agency also acts to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices committed by private-sector employers and unions.

        Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC)

        • Public Access- EEOC, available at https://eeoc.gov/
        • Note- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.

        Social Security Administration (SSA)


        National Mediation Board (NMB)

        • Public Access- EEOC, available at https://nmb.gov/
        • Note- The National Mediation Board (NMB), established by the 1934 amendments to the Railway Labor Act of 1926, is an independent U.S. Federal-government agency that facilitates labor-management relations within the nation’s railroad and airline industries. Pursuant to the Railway Labor Act, NMB programs provide dispute-resolution processes to effectively meet its statutory objectives: avoiding interruption to commerce or to the operation of any carrier; forbidding any limitation upon freedom of association among employees; providing for the prompt and orderly settlement of all disputes concerning rates of pay, rules, or working conditions; and providing for the prompt and orderly settlement of all disputes growing out of grievances related to the implementation and management of collective bargaining agreements.


    6. Regulations
    7. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) (particularly Title 29 – Labor)

      • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library Unclassified Collection, North Reading Room - Shelf 107B
      • STU Access- Via Westlaw or LexisNexis
      • Public Access- govinfo, available at https://www.govinfo.gov/app/collection/CFR

      Federal Register

      • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library Unclassified Collection, North Reading Room - Shelf 107B
      • STU Access- Via Westlaw or LexisNexis
      • Public Access- govinfo, available at https://www.govinfo.gov/app/collection/FR

      United States Department of Labor – CFR Pertaining to Department of Labor


  2. Federal Labor Relations
    1. General Information
    2. The Developing Labor Law: The Board, the Courts, and the National Labor Relations Act, by John E. Higgins (6th edition, 2012) (with 2016 supplement)

      • Call Number- KF336 .D48 2012
      • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library Reference

      BNA Labor Relations Classification Outline – By Topic


      BNA Government Employee Relations Report


    3. Major Legislation
    4. National Labor Relations Act (Wagner Act) – Pub. L. 74-198, 49 Stat. 452. Currently codified as: 29 U.S.C. §§151-169


      Labor Management Relations Act (Taft-Hartley Act) – Pub. L. 80-101, 61 Stat. 136. Currently codified as: 29 U.S.C. §§401-531


      Labor Management Cooperation Act – Pub. L. 95-524, 92 Stat. 1909


      Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (Landrum-Griffin Act) – Pub. L. 86-257, 73 Stat. 519-546


      Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Act (Civil Service Reform Act) - Pub. L. 95-454, 92 Stat. 1111


    5. Agencies
    6. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

      • Public Access- NLRB, available at http://www.nlrb.gov
      • Note- Provides labor relations and union support for private sector employees and employers

      Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA)

      • Public Access- FLRA, available at http://www.flra.gov
      • Note- Provides labor support and dispute resolution for public employees (excluding postal employees).


    7. Judicial and Administrative Decisions
    8. Court Decisions Relating to the National Labor Relations Act


      National Labor Relations Board Case Decisions


      Federal Labor Relations Authority


  3. Employment Law
    1. Wage, Hour, and Leave
      1. General Information

      2. BNA Labor and Employment Law Library (Wage, Hours, and Leave law analysis)


        U.S. Department of Labor – Wage and Hour Division


        National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) – Labor & Employment


      3. Major Legislation
      4. Fair Labor Standards Act – Pub. L. 75-718, 52 Stat. 1060, codified as: 29 U.S.C. §§201-219


        Family and Medical Leave Act – Pub. L. 103-003, 107 Stat. 6, codified as: 29 U.S.C. §§2601-2654


      5. Judicial and Administrative Decisions

      6. BNA Wage, Hour, and Leave Cases


        BNA Wage Settlements


    2. Safety Law (OSHA)
      1. General Information

      2. Occupational Safety and Health Law, by Mark Rothstein (2015 edition)

        • Call Number- KF3570 .R67 2015
        • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library General Collection

        Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)


        Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)


      3. Major Legislation

      4. Occupational Safety and Health Act – Pub. L. 91-596, 84 Stat. 1590, codified as: 29 U.S.C. §§651-678


        Mine Safety and Health Act – Pub. L. 91-173, 91 Stat. 1290, codified as: 30 U.S.C. §§801-965


      5. Judicial and Administrative Decisions

      6. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission – Decisions


        Mine Safety and Health Administration – Frequently Cited Decisions


    3. Discrimination
      1. General Information

      2. Employment Discrimination Law and Practice, by Lewis & Norman (2nd edition, 2004)

        • Call Number- KF3464 .L487 2004
        • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library Reserve

        Federal Law of Employment Discrimination in a Nutshell, by Mack A. Player (8th edition, 2017)

        • Call Number- KF3464 .P584 2017
        • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library Study Aids

        Equal Opportunity Employment Commission – The Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law


      3. Judicial and Administrative Decisions and Resources

      4. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC)


        EEOC Decisions


        BNA Employment Discrimination Verdicts and Settlements


        BNA Employment Discrimination Report


  4. Arbitration
    1. General Information
    2. How Arbitration Works, by Elkouri & Elkouri (8th edition, 2016)

      • Call Number- KF3424 .E53 2016
      • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library General Collection

      Labor and Employment Arbitration In a Nutshell, by Dennis R. Nolan (3rd edition, 2017)

      • Call Number- KF3425 .N645 2017
      • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library Study Aids


    3. Judicial and Administrative Decisions
    4. BNA Labor & Employment Law Library (Labor Arbitration and Collective Bargaining)


      Westlaw


  5. Florida Labor & Employment Law
  6. Florida Statutes (particularly Title XXXI – Labor)


    Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (Department of Labor)


    Florida Workers' Compensation


    MyFlorida.com – Working in Florida


  7. Further Reading and Other Useful Information
  8. Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law


    Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal


    ABA Journal of Labor and Employment Law


    ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law


    AFL-CIO

    • Public Access- AFL-CIO, available at https://www.aflcio.org
    • Note- The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is a voluntary federation of 57 national and international labor unions. The AFL-CIO was created in 1955 by the merger of the AFL and the CIO and is the largest federation of unions in the United States.