The Law and Your Job

How Law Affects the Workplace

The law affects just about every aspect of work. Federal and state laws regulate the hiring process, terms and conditions of employment, and the circumstances under which employees can be fired.

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Is there a single law of the workplace?

Does it matter if a person works for a government instead of a private employer?

What is the legal significance of a union contract?

Do workplace laws cover independent contractors?

What is the distinction between employees and independent contractors?

What about temporary workers?

What about part-time workers?


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