Regardless of whether you are walking the halls of a law school, a firm, or networking at a bar event, as a new attorney one question remains the same: “Are you happy?” For the last few years, the legal market has been tough, and more young attorneys are finding themselves questioning their decision to go into law school or are they?
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.
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.