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Labor and Employment Law

Introduction

Summer 2010

This guide is no longer being updated. 

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Labor and Employment Law

This guide will highlight sources useful for researching U.S. labor and employment law. This guide will focus on labor relations, fair employment practices, individual employment rights, and wages, hours, and leave.

Keywords
labor law, labor legislation, employment law, fair employment, employment rights, labor relations, discrimination

Prepared by Suzanne Cohen

Starting Points

NLRB - National Labor Relations Board

http://www.nlrb.gov

The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1935 to administer the National Labor Relations Act, the primary law governing relations between unions and employers in the private sector. The statute guarantees the right of employees to organize and to bargain collectively with their employers or to refrain from all such activity. Generally applying to all employers involved in interstate commerce--other than airlines, railroads, agriculture, and government--the Act implements the national labor policy of assuring free choice and encouraging collective bargaining as a means of maintaining industrial peace. Through the years, Congress has amended the Act and the Board and courts have developed a body of law drawn from the statute.
Cornell Law School: Cornell Legal Information Institute: Employment Law

http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex/employment

Find detailed legal guides for the sub-categories of affirmative action, civil rights, collective bargaining, employment, employment discrimination, labor pension, unemployment compensation, workers compensation, and workplace safety. The guides include overviews, cases, regulations, statutes, and secondary sources.
BNA: Labor and Employment Law Library

http://laborandemploymentlaw.bna.com

ILR School community only

Available on Catherwood Reference workstations; includes: Significant decisions and reports of arbitrators and agencies beginning September 1979 (volumes 73 to current); Classification of all headnotes written to accompany cases; Arbitration decisions by contract term; and a Directory of arbitrators.

CCH: IntelliConnect

http://intelliconnect.cch.com

Cornell University community only

This is a searchable database of forms, articles, tables, and laws pertaining to human resources, labor and employment law, payroll, pensions and benefits, employee safety, workers' compensation, health law, food and drug regulations, unemployment, social security, intellectual property.  Also includes treatises, guidebooks, and practice tools. NOTE:  Internet Explorer is the preferred web browser for this database.

Databases

BNA: Union Labor Report Newsletter

http://news.bna.com/ulln/

ILR School community only

Database includes timely updates on significant legal, legislative, and regulatory developments affecting the workplace, as well as useful insights on union organizing, representation, and administration.

Find print issues at ILR Reference HD6490.S5 U58.

Labor Database

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&Search_Arg=labor+database&Search_Code=TALL&CNT=50&HIST=1

Catherwood Library only

CD-Rom available on computers in the Reference Workroom. 
This database is an excellent source for hard to retrieve, but publicly available statistics about American unions: including information on NLRB certification and decertification elections and petitions; employer-union relationships from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service's "Notices of Bargaining;" membership and finances of labor unions from the Office of Labor Management Standards; unfair labor practice charges from the National Labor Relations Board; union avoidance consultants from the Office of Labor Management Standards.  The Labor Database also contains data on employment discrimination, worker displacements due to globalization, and wage and hour compliance.
Lexis - LexisNexis: ILR Menu

http://www.lexis.com

ILR School community only

More extensive and useful, requires training and an ILR password. Combines many critical information resources into one dynamic site. Special materials for human resources, employment and labor law including full-text books. Using your favorite browser, you can keep on top of the latest news (includes full-text of the New York Times and other major and minor newspapers), stay abreast of the hottest legal topics, and find current information on legal and legal-related products and services available from LEXIS-NEXIS. More than 1.6 billion full-text documents available. Choose the News and Business tab for the full range of company and industry resources.
Lexis-Nexis: ILR Menu

http://www.lexis.com/research/home?lawschool=0

ILR School community only

More extensive and useful, requires training and an ILR password. Combines many critical information resources into one dynamic site. Special materials for human resources, employment and labor law including full-text books. Using your favorite browser, you can keep on top of the latest news (includes full-text of the New York Times and other major and minor newspapers), stay abreast of the hottest legal topics, and find current information on legal and legal-related products and services available from LEXIS-NEXIS. More than 1.6 billion full-text documents available.
LexisNexis: Campus Menu

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/3126641

Cornell University community only

LexisNexis Academic provides access to full text resources on topics including current and general news; business and financial information; newspapers; company directories; government and politics; medical and health topics; accounting, auditing, and tax; federal and state laws; legal cases; and regulations. Resources include TV and radio news transcripts.  Choose the Business Link to see the range of company and industry resources.
Hein Online

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/hein/3939432

Cornell University community only

Hein online provides full text access to indexedlegal journals and law reviews, as well as links to regulations, statutes, andother legal materials
Index to Legal Periodicals and Books

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/firs/alw4057

Cornell University community only

Citations to articles fromover 600 legal journals, yearbooks, institutes, bar association organs, lawreviews, and government publications originating in the United States, Canada,Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Includes book reviews.


Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/2350961

Cornell University community only

The Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals, produced by The American Association of Law Libraries, provides access to legal literature worldwide, covering all forms of foreign (non-Anglo-American) law. The data is not limited by country of publication, but rather type of publication. Thus, while publications concerning British and American law are not included, British and American publications concerning foreign law are included. The types of documents covered include journal articles, congress reports, essay collections, yearbooks, and book reviews.
BNA: Labor and Employment Law Library

http://laborandemploymentlaw.bna.com

ILR School community only

Available on Catherwood Reference workstations; includes: Significant decisions and reports of arbitrators and agencies beginning September 1979 (volumes 73 to current); Classification of all headnotes written to accompany cases; Arbitration decisions by contract term; and a Directory of arbitrators.

CCH: IntelliConnect

http://intelliconnect.cch.com

Cornell University community only

This is a searchable database of forms, articles, tables, and laws pertaining to human resources, labor and employment law, payroll, pensions and benefits, employee safety, workers' compensation, health law, food and drug regulations, unemployment, social security, intellectual property.  Also includes treatises, guidebooks, and practice tools. NOTE:  Internet Explorer is the preferred web browser for this database.
Public Employment Law on the Web

http://www.pubemplaw.com/PERS/splash.jsp

Catherwood Library only

Included in this service is ADA Law on the Web, a source for online access to the full-text of federal, state, and local disability compliance and discrimination cases  involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other related laws, dating back to 1990.  Also included are full text of disability-related statutes and regulations.

BNA: Workplace Law Report

http://pubs.bna.com/ip/BNA/WHL.NSF/highlights/highlights?OpenDocument&login=1

ILR School community only

Provides weekly coverage of key federal and state court rulings under employment and labor laws, plus information on regulatory actions and administrative rulings. 

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Handbooks

Black's Law Dictionary

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&SL=none&v1=1&ti=1,1&Search%5FArg=Blacks%20Law%20Dictionary&Search%5FCode=TALL&CNT=50&SID=1

ILR Reference KF156 .B62
St. Paul, MN : Thomson West

More than 43,000 definitions, plus almost 3,000 quotations. Alternative spellings or equivalent terms and expressions are provided for more than 5,300 terms and senses, serving a thesaurus-like function. The extensive appendix on legal abbreviations is a major addition. It’s the first time such a comprehensive guide has been included in a modern law dictionary, and is an invaluable aid to the legal researcher.
Cornell Law School: Cornell Legal Information Institute: Wex

http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/index.php/Main_Page

Collaboratively built legal dictionary and encyclopedia.


Labor, Employment, and the Law: A Dictionary

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&SL=none&Search_Arg=Labor%2C+Employment%2C+and+the+Law%3A++A+Dictionary&Search_Code=TALL&CNT=50

ILR Reference KF3317 A58 1997 Labor Law

Detailed entries for labor and employment law terms with many “see also” references.

Journals

Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&SL=none&Search_Arg=Berkeley+Journal+of+Employment+and+Labor+Law+&Search_Code=JALL&CNT=25

Formerly the Industrial Relations Law Journal
BLS: Monthly Labor Review

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/mlrhome.htm

Established in 1915, Monthly Labor Review is the principal journal of fact, analysis, and research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an agency within the U.S. Department of Labor. Each month, economists, statisticians, and experts from the Bureau join with private sector professionals and State and local government specialists to provide a wealth of research in a wide variety of fields—the labor force, the economy, employment, inflation, productivity, occupational injuries and illnesses, wages, prices, and many more.
Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&SL=none&Search_Arg=comparative+labor+law+and+policy+journal&Search_Code=TALL&CNT=50

Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal
Employee Relations Law Journal

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&SL=none&Search_Arg=employee+relations+law+journal&Search_Code=TALL&CNT=50

Employee Relations Law Journal
Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?Search_Arg=employee+rights+and+employment+policy&Search_Code=JALL&SL=None&PID=16141&SEQ=20060828134742&CNT=50&HIST=1&SEARCH_FROM_TITLES_PAGE=Y

Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal
Hofstra Labor Law Journal

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&SL=none&Search_Arg=hofstra+labor+law+journal&Search_Code=JALL&CNT=50

Hofstra Labor Law Journal
Industrial and Labor Relations Review

http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/ilrreview/

Issued quarterly since October 1947, the Industrial & Labor Relations Review is a leading interdisciplinary journal publishing original research on all aspects of the employment relationship. This site contains the full text of articles and book reviews dating from April 2003 (Vol. 56, No. 3). All visitors can view and download (a) any book review archived in this site and (b) any archived article that is 1-1/2 years old or older. Subscribers can, in addition, view and download recent and current articles.  The ILR Review is also available in the library, through many business periodical databases and as a print publication. 
Cornell University Library Holdings
Labor Lawyer

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&SL=none&Search_Arg=labor+lawyer&Search_Code=JALL&SL=None&CNT=50&SEARCH_FROM_TITLES_PAGE=Y

Labor Lawyer

Books

The Developing Labor Law: the Board, the Courts, and the National Labor Relations Act

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&SL=none&v1=1&ti=1,1&Search%5FArg=%20developing%20labor%20law%20%3A%20the%20board%2C%20the%20courts%2C%20and%20the%20National%20Labor%20Relations%20Act&Search%5FCode=TALL&CNT=50&SID=2

ILR Reference Labor Law HD7834 .A49 Washington, DC : Bureau of National Affairs

Long considered the standard reference work in the complex field of labor law. Written by distinguished members of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law representing management, labor, and neutrals, it provides comprehensive, scholarly coverage that practitioners have relied on for more than 30 years. Two main volumes are kept current with annual cumulative supplements. This treatise provides an authoritative, balanced perspective on the legal rights and duties of employees, employers, and unions; procedures under the National Labor Relations Act; and remedies under the NLRA.

Introduction to Labor Law

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&SL=none&v1=1&ti=1,1&Search%5FArg=Introduction%20to%20Labor%20Law&Search%5FCode=TALL&CNT=50&SID=3

ILR Library Reference Labor Law KF3319 .G57 1998

Michael Evan Gold. Ithaca, NY : ILR Press

 

Introduction to the Law of Employment Discrimination

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&SL=none&v1=1&ti=1,1&Search%5FArg=Introduction%20to%20the%20Law%20of%20Employment%20Discrimination&Search%5FCode=TALL&CNT=50&SID=4

ILR Library KF3464 .G61 2001

Michael Evan Gold. Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press

Annual Report of the National Labor Relations Board

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://www.nlrb.gov/publications/reports/annual_reports.aspx

ILR HD5503 .A715  Library Holdings -2005

United States. National Labor Relations Board (editors). Washington: U.S. G.P.O.; for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O.

Track union representation and decertification cases by reviewing the statistics contained in the NLRB's annual reports. The reports provide broad data only.

Federal Labor Laws

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&SL=none&v1=1&ti=1,1&Search%5FArg=Federal%20Labor%20Laws&Search%5FCode=TALL&CNT=50&SID=5

Complete Reference book for Federal Labor Laws. Includes a Popular names listing.
ILR School (Cornell): Legal Books Available In Lexis

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/library/research/booksinlexis.html

ILR School community only

A selected list of full-text books available to the ILR School via LEXIS. This is not comprehensive. There are many more books available in LEXIS. These, however, are examples of books related to the world of work on topics related to human resources, labor and employment law, and more.

Cases and Decisions

ILR School (Cornell): Catherwood Library Guide to Print Reporters in Labor Law

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/library/guideDocs/upload/PrintReportersinLaborLaw.pdf

This handout describes and provides locations for the Print Reporters relevant to Labor Law that are available in the Catherwood Library.
Lexis - LexisNexis: ILR Menu

http://www.lexis.com

ILR School community only

More extensive and useful, requires training and an ILR password. Combines many critical information resources into one dynamic site. Special materials for human resources, employment and labor law including full-text books. Using your favorite browser, you can keep on top of the latest news (includes full-text of the New York Times and other major and minor newspapers), stay abreast of the hottest legal topics, and find current information on legal and legal-related products and services available from LEXIS-NEXIS. More than 1.6 billion full-text documents available. Choose the News and Business tab for the full range of company and industry resources.
BNA: Labor and Employment Law Library

http://laborandemploymentlaw.bna.com

ILR School community only

Available on Catherwood Reference workstations; includes: Significant decisions and reports of arbitrators and agencies beginning September 1979 (volumes 73 to current); Classification of all headnotes written to accompany cases; Arbitration decisions by contract term; and a Directory of arbitrators.

CCH: IntelliConnect

http://intelliconnect.cch.com

Cornell University community only

This is a searchable database of forms, articles, tables, and laws pertaining to human resources, labor and employment law, payroll, pensions and benefits, employee safety, workers' compensation, health law, food and drug regulations, unemployment, social security, intellectual property.  Also includes treatises, guidebooks, and practice tools. NOTE:  Internet Explorer is the preferred web browser for this database.
Cornell Law School: Cornell Legal Information Institute: Employment Law

http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex/employment

Find detailed legal guides for the sub-categories of affirmative action, civil rights, collective bargaining, employment, employment discrimination, labor pension, unemployment compensation, workers compensation, and workplace safety. The guides include overviews, cases, regulations, statutes, and secondary sources.
EEOC: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Federal Sector Appellate Decisions

http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/decisions.html

Searchable database of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Federal Sector Appellate Decisions.

Lexis-Nexis: ILR Menu

http://www.lexis.com/research/home?lawschool=0

ILR School community only

More extensive and useful, requires training and an ILR password. Combines many critical information resources into one dynamic site. Special materials for human resources, employment and labor law including full-text books. Using your favorite browser, you can keep on top of the latest news (includes full-text of the New York Times and other major and minor newspapers), stay abreast of the hottest legal topics, and find current information on legal and legal-related products and services available from LEXIS-NEXIS. More than 1.6 billion full-text documents available.
NLRB: National Labor Relations Board Decisions

http://www.nlrb.gov/nlrb/legal/decisions/default.asp

Searchable database of National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decisions, Administrative Law Judge Decisions, and Regional Director Decisions.

Public Employment Law on the Web

http://www.pubemplaw.com/PERS/splash.jsp

Catherwood Library only

Included in this service is ADA Law on the Web, a source for online access to the full-text of federal, state, and local disability compliance and discrimination cases  involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other related laws, dating back to 1990.  Also included are full text of disability-related statutes and regulations.

Statutes

DOL: elaws: Employment Workplace Laws

http://www.dol.gov/elaws/

Provides employment laws assistance for workers and small businesses. Choose individual Advisors designed to help understand employee or employer rights and responsibilities. These Advisors are interactive and answers are customized to specific circumstances. Examples are "Family and Medical Leave Act Advisor," "Asbestos Advisor," and "Veterans' Preference Advisor."

Cornell Law School: Cornell Legal Information Institute: Employment Law

http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex/employment

Find detailed legal guides for the sub-categories of affirmative action, civil rights, collective bargaining, employment, employment discrimination, labor pension, unemployment compensation, workers compensation, and workplace safety. The guides include overviews, cases, regulations, statutes, and secondary sources.
NLRB: National Labor Relations Act

http://www.nlrb.gov/nlrb/shared_files/NLRA/TextoftheAct.asp?useShared=/nlrb/legal/nlra/default.asp

Full text of the National Labor Relations Act (also cited as NLRA or the Act; 29 U.S.C. §§ 151-169)

DOL: Fair Labor Standards Act

http://www.dol.gov/esa/whd/flsa/

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments.

EEOC: Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws

http://www.eeoc.gov/abouteeo/overview_laws.html

The Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination are: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA), which protects men and women who perform substantially equal work in the same establishment from sex-based wage discrimination; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), which protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older; Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which prohibit employment discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in the private sector, and in state and local governments; Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities who work in the federal government; and the Civil Rights Act of 1991, which, among other things, provides monetary damages in cases of intentional employment discrimination.

Federal Labor Laws

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&SL=none&v1=1&ti=1,1&Search%5FArg=Federal%20Labor%20Laws&Search%5FCode=TALL&CNT=50&SID=5

Complete Reference book for Federal Labor Laws. Includes a Popular names listing.
BNA: Labor and Employment Law Library

http://laborandemploymentlaw.bna.com

ILR School community only

Available on Catherwood Reference workstations; includes: Significant decisions and reports of arbitrators and agencies beginning September 1979 (volumes 73 to current); Classification of all headnotes written to accompany cases; Arbitration decisions by contract term; and a Directory of arbitrators.

CCH: IntelliConnect

http://intelliconnect.cch.com

Cornell University community only

This is a searchable database of forms, articles, tables, and laws pertaining to human resources, labor and employment law, payroll, pensions and benefits, employee safety, workers' compensation, health law, food and drug regulations, unemployment, social security, intellectual property.  Also includes treatises, guidebooks, and practice tools. NOTE:  Internet Explorer is the preferred web browser for this database.

Legal Citation

Cornell Law School: Introduction to Basic Legal Citation

http://www.law.cornell.edu/citation/

Helpful web guide by Peter W. Martin.
NLRB: Style Manual

http://www.nlrb.gov/nlrb/legal/manuals/stylemanual.pdf

From the National Labor Relations Board, a "Guide for Legal Writing in Plain English."
The Bluebook : a uniform system of citation

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&SL=none&v1=1&ti=1,1&Search%5FArg=Bluebook%20%3A%20a%20uniform%20system%20of%20citation&Search%5FCode=TALL&CNT=50&SID=15

ILR Reference Labor Law KF245 .U58 Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard Law Review Association

The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation is a style guide and a widely used legal citation system in the United States. The Bluebook is compiled by the Harvard Law Review Association along with the Columbia Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal.

Government

DOL - United States Department of Labor

http://www.dol.gov

The Department of Labor (DOL) fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements. In carrying out this mission, the Department administers a variety of Federal labor laws including those that guarantee workers’ rights to safe and healthful working conditions; a minimum hourly wage and overtime pay; freedom from employment discrimination; unemployment insurance; and other income support. (Description form web site's FAQ.)
NLRB - National Labor Relations Board

http://www.nlrb.gov

The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1935 to administer the National Labor Relations Act, the primary law governing relations between unions and employers in the private sector. The statute guarantees the right of employees to organize and to bargain collectively with their employers or to refrain from all such activity. Generally applying to all employers involved in interstate commerce--other than airlines, railroads, agriculture, and government--the Act implements the national labor policy of assuring free choice and encouraging collective bargaining as a means of maintaining industrial peace. Through the years, Congress has amended the Act and the Board and courts have developed a body of law drawn from the statute.
EEOC - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

http://www.eeoc.gov/

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's homepage offers information on employment discrimination, filing charges, enforcement and litigation, technical assistance programs, and general information on the Commission including press releases and telephone contact points.
Federal Labor Relations Authority

http://www.flra.gov

The FLRA is an independent administrative federal agency that was created by Title VII of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (also known as the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute). The Statute allows certain non-postal federal employees to organize, bargain collectively, and to participate through labor organizations of their choice in decisions affecting their working lives. The primary statutory responsibilities of the FLRA include: (1) resolving complaints of unfair labor practices, (2) determining the appropriateness of units for labor organization representation, (3) adjudicating exceptions to arbitrator's awards, (4) adjudicating legal issues relating to duty to bargain/negotiability, and (5) resolving impasses during negotiations. (Description from web site.)

News

BNA: Labor and Employment Law Library

http://laborandemploymentlaw.bna.com

ILR School community only

Available on Catherwood Reference workstations; includes: Significant decisions and reports of arbitrators and agencies beginning September 1979 (volumes 73 to current); Classification of all headnotes written to accompany cases; Arbitration decisions by contract term; and a Directory of arbitrators.

BNA: Union Labor Report Newsletter

http://news.bna.com/ulln/

ILR School community only

Database includes timely updates on significant legal, legislative, and regulatory developments affecting the workplace, as well as useful insights on union organizing, representation, and administration.

Find print issues at ILR Reference HD6490.S5 U58.

BNA: Workplace Law Report

http://pubs.bna.com/ip/BNA/WHL.NSF/highlights/highlights?OpenDocument&login=1

ILR School community only

Provides weekly coverage of key federal and state court rulings under employment and labor laws, plus information on regulatory actions and administrative rulings. 
CCH: IntelliConnect

http://intelliconnect.cch.com

Cornell University community only

This is a searchable database of forms, articles, tables, and laws pertaining to human resources, labor and employment law, payroll, pensions and benefits, employee safety, workers' compensation, health law, food and drug regulations, unemployment, social security, intellectual property.  Also includes treatises, guidebooks, and practice tools. NOTE:  Internet Explorer is the preferred web browser for this database.
Daily Labor Report

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&SL=none&Search_Arg=Daily+Labor+Report++&Search_Code=TALL&CNT=50

ILR School community only

ILR Reference HD4802 .B95
Washington, DC: BNA, [1996- ]
Available electronically or in print.
The Daily Labor Report covers legal developments, labor and employment legislation, regulations affecting the workplace, human resource trends, and labor-management relations -- from Congress, the courts, unions, businesses, the NLRB, EEOC, and Labor Department.

Labor Relations Reporter. Analysis/News and Background Information

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&SL=none&v1=4&ti=1,4&Search%5FArg=Labor%20Relations%20Reporter&Search%5FCode=TALL&CNT=50&SID=14

ILR Reference Labor Law HD4802. L12

Contains analyses and information on the background and significance of important developments in labor-management relations.

LERA: Labor and Employment Law Section Newsletter

http://www.lera.uiuc.edu/Pubs/newsletters/index.html#LELSNEWS

Newsletters from the Labor and Employment Relations association highlight news, current research, and publications in the area of labor and employment law.  Online archive goes back to 1998.

Lexis - LexisNexis: ILR Menu

http://www.lexis.com

ILR School community only

More extensive and useful, requires training and an ILR password. Combines many critical information resources into one dynamic site. Special materials for human resources, employment and labor law including full-text books. Using your favorite browser, you can keep on top of the latest news (includes full-text of the New York Times and other major and minor newspapers), stay abreast of the hottest legal topics, and find current information on legal and legal-related products and services available from LEXIS-NEXIS. More than 1.6 billion full-text documents available. Choose the News and Business tab for the full range of company and industry resources.
LexisNexis: Campus Menu

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/3126641

Cornell University community only

LexisNexis Academic provides access to full text resources on topics including current and general news; business and financial information; newspapers; company directories; government and politics; medical and health topics; accounting, auditing, and tax; federal and state laws; legal cases; and regulations. Resources include TV and radio news transcripts.  Choose the Business Link to see the range of company and industry resources.

Statistics and Data

Annual Report of the National Labor Relations Board

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://www.nlrb.gov/publications/reports/annual_reports.aspx

ILR HD5503 .A715  Library Holdings -2005

United States. National Labor Relations Board (editors). Washington: U.S. G.P.O.; for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O.

Track union representation and decertification cases by reviewing the statistics contained in the NLRB's annual reports. The reports provide broad data only.

DOL: Wage and Hour Division Statistics

http://www.dol.gov/esa/whd/statistics/

From the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment Standards Administration, find statistics about Wage and Hour law enforcement. 

EEOC: Enforcement Statistics and Litigation

http://www.eeoc.gov/stats/enforcement.html

The tables presented on this page reflect charges of employment discrimination and resolutions under each of the statutes enforced by the Commission, and by the various types of discrimination.
Labor Database

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&Search_Arg=labor+database&Search_Code=TALL&CNT=50&HIST=1

Catherwood Library only

CD-Rom available on computers in the Reference Workroom. 
This database is an excellent source for hard to retrieve, but publicly available statistics about American unions: including information on NLRB certification and decertification elections and petitions; employer-union relationships from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service's "Notices of Bargaining;" membership and finances of labor unions from the Office of Labor Management Standards; unfair labor practice charges from the National Labor Relations Board; union avoidance consultants from the Office of Labor Management Standards.  The Labor Database also contains data on employment discrimination, worker displacements due to globalization, and wage and hour compliance.
NLRB: Election Reports

http://www.nlrb.gov/nlrb/shared_files/brochures/election_reports.asp

This monthly report lists the outcome of secret-ballot voting by employees in Natioanl Labor Relations Board (NLRB) -conducted representation elections as officially certified following resolution of post-election objections and/or challenges.

Directories

BNA: Labor and Employment Law Library

http://laborandemploymentlaw.bna.com

ILR School community only

Available on Catherwood Reference workstations; includes: Significant decisions and reports of arbitrators and agencies beginning September 1979 (volumes 73 to current); Classification of all headnotes written to accompany cases; Arbitration decisions by contract term; and a Directory of arbitrators.

Associations and Organizations

ABA: Labor and Employment Law Section

http://www.abanet.org/labor/

From the American Bar Association, find information about membership, a directory, news, committees, publications, and a section just for law students.
LERA - Labor and Employment Relations Association

http://www.lera.uiuc.edu/

The Labor and Employment Relations Association, formerly the Industrial Relations Research Association, is an organization of professionals interested in industrial relations and human resources. Its 3,000 members include academics and practitioners. LERA publications, including its periodical, Perspectives on Work; its Annual Research Volume; and its Proceedings provide analysis of collective bargaining and industrial relations issues. View the index of post 1992 LERA and IRRA publications.

Web Sites

Alexander Hamilton Institute's Employment Law Resource Center

http://www.ahipubs.com/

Provides loose-leaf manuals and booklets (for a fee) targeting top management, Human Resource directors, Personnel managers, front-line managers, and supervisors at small-to-medium to medium sized firms. Publications cover a variety of employment law issues in the workplace. This page also has a collection of sample workplace problems and suggested techniques for handling such scenarios as absenteeism, office romances, religious accommodations, and more. Free reports, employment law FAQs, HR discussion forum, and a HR job connection service.

Cornell Law School: Cornell Legal Information Institute: Employment Law

http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex/employment

Find detailed legal guides for the sub-categories of affirmative action, civil rights, collective bargaining, employment, employment discrimination, labor pension, unemployment compensation, workers compensation, and workplace safety. The guides include overviews, cases, regulations, statutes, and secondary sources.
DOL: elaws: Employment Workplace Laws

http://www.dol.gov/elaws/

Provides employment laws assistance for workers and small businesses. Choose individual Advisors designed to help understand employee or employer rights and responsibilities. These Advisors are interactive and answers are customized to specific circumstances. Examples are "Family and Medical Leave Act Advisor," "Asbestos Advisor," and "Veterans' Preference Advisor."

Employment Law from LawMemo

http://www.lawmemo.com

Ross Runkel’s summaries of current cases and developments in arbitration, employment discrimination, employment and labor law.  Frequently updated are the Employment Law Blog, Arbitration Blog, Employment Law 101, and Employment Law Reviews.

FindLaw Labor

http://www.findlaw.com/01topics/27labor/index.html

Searchable web featuring links to various labor law information including employment discrimination, disability discrimination, sexual harassment, The Family and Medical Leave Act, and electronic workplace issues. Resources include government documents, journals, newsletters, and articles, databases, web sites, legal materials, blogs and discussion groups.

Findlaw: Employee Rights Center

http://employment.findlaw.com/

Good starting point for legal research. Includes many employee and employer-related topics.

The Employment Law Information Network (ELIN)

http://www.elinfonet.com/

The Employment Law Information Network (ELIN) is a no charge legal resource web site that is designed for employment lawyers, in-house employment counsel and human resource professionals. ELIN is divided sections, called Resources Zones, which provide content and/or links to content relating to employment law. Resources Zones include Employment Law, which contains links to the text and regulations of the most prominent federal employment laws; Human Resources, which provides users with links to sample personnel policies; Employment Law Articles, which provides categorized links to on-line content pertinent to topics in employment law; Employment Law Seminars; Discussion Forum; and a Job Board.