The use of labor laws and regulations in a workplace is a new phenomenon today. In the late nineteenth century labor laws become more common and grown rapidly in the twentieth century. The number of hours en employee works and the minimum payment they must receive is regulated by these labor laws. Safety precautions for employees and employers are likewise enforced through such laws.
The law may not be consistent but the need for lawyers continues to remain steady. One specialty of the law that continues to attract new talent is that of employment law. Employment law focus on issues directly related to employees and employers. These attorneys consult with workers, employers and unions; ensuring equality in the workplace by informing of rights and duties under local, state and federal laws. Typical issues addressed by employment lawyers are diversive and include workplace harassment, safety concerns, immigration employment, age discrimination and wrongful termination claims. Consulting with employees, these attorneys also draft employee handbooks, write employment contracts, prepare safety manuals and deal with wage and pension issues.
In the next four years it is estimated that the different areas of law employment will continue to grow by about 18% over the next eight years according to the department of labor. One of the contributing factors is a continued increase in population growth. Another reason is legal concerns that continue to rise in our society. It is important to note that legal work also includes the court clerk and paralegal in addition to a lawyer.