If your company has employees, you probably already know that employment law can be very complicated. Federal, state, and even local laws govern every phase of the employment relationship, from recruitment and hiring to compensation, time off, health and safety, and firing and layoffs. To make sure you respect employees' rights and stay out of legal trouble, you need to know the law.
This section covers some key employment issues from the employer's perspective. It also offers plenty of resources with in-depth information on topics that often give employers trouble, such as family and medical leave, employee discipline, and harassment and discrimination. We also have a lot of great free information for employers, managers, and HR professionals at Nolo's Employment Law Center; we've provided some links to our most popular content below.