Tuesday, September 23, 2014



IWS Documented News Service


Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau



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National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)





Below are links to NCSL primary resources on labor and employment issues, along with links to external state law resources and a list of major federal labor laws. You can browse all of NCSL's labor and employment resources by selecting the "All Issues" link on the main Labor page

NCSL Resources 

§  Bill Tracking (2009-2013)

§  Child Labor

§  Collective Bargaining Database

§  Discrimination (employment related) 

§  Discrimination Against the Unemployed

§  Employee Leave

§  Employee Misclassification

§  Equal Pay

§  Minimum Wage

§  Paid Family Leave

§  Prevailing Wage

§  Right-to-Work

§  Unemployment

§  Unemployment Legislation Database

§  Whistleblower

§  Work Hours/Overtime

§  Workshare

State Law Resources From the U.S. Dept. of Labor

§  Child Agricultural Employment

§  Child Labor Standards

§  Child Labor Work Permit Requirements

§  Children in Entertainment Employment

§  Comparison of State Unemployment Laws

§  Door-to-Door Sales by Minors

§  Meal Break Requirements

§  Minimum Wages

§  Prevailing Wage Thresholds

§  Rest Period Requirements

§  State Labor Dept. Services

§  State Labor Offices

§  State Payday Requirements

§  Tip Credit Requirements

 Major Federal Labor Laws and Resources

§  Consumer Credit Protection Act (garnishments)

§  Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (prevailing wage)

§  Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)

§  Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

§  Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

§  Federal Mine Safety and Health Act

§  Guide to State and Local Workforce Data

§  Immigration and Nationality Act

§  Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act

§  Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)

§  Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act

§  Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) (layoffs)

§  Whistleblower Protections

Please note NCSL cannot provide advice or assistance to private citizens or businesses regarding employment-related matters.  Please consult your state department of labor or a private attorney. 



This information is provided to subscribers, friends, faculty, students and alumni of the School of Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR). It is a service of the Institute for Workplace Studies (IWS) in New York City. Stuart Basefsky is responsible for the selection of the contents which is intended to keep researchers, companies, workers, and governments aware of the latest information related to ILR disciplines as it becomes available for the purposes of research, understanding and debate. The content does not reflect the opinions or positions of Cornell University, the School of Industrial & Labor Relations, or that of Mr. Basefsky and should not be construed as such. The service is unique in that it provides the original source documentation, via links, behind the news and research of the day. Use of the information provided is unrestricted. However, it is requested that users acknowledge that the information was found via the IWS Documented News Service.


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