Basic Legal Principles

This section of Working Together, covers various legal principles that come into play in the area of employment law. Here you'll find a brief overview to laws most frequently referenced in employment cases. Employment law consists of federal statutes, state and local statutes, and common-law actions. Each, when viewed independently, may be complex and have multiple interpretations.

We hope this overview provides you with a general understanding of the law. Remember, to seek advice from an attorney licensed in your state if an employment situation arises.