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Employment Law & Discrimination

This research guide focuses on federal and Texas employment law and discrimination, with some labor law resources covered in passing.

Federal Regulations

Main titles of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) relating to employment law:

  • Title 20: Employees' Benefits
  • Title 29: Labor

Federal Consent Decrees Repository

From Cornell University, this free, online repository contains consent decrees negotiated in employment discrimination class action law suits filed in federal court. Coverage from mid-1970s onward. It is designed for research in an area of law that encompasses some of the largest Title VII class action lawsuits against major companies in the United States.

Texas Statutes

Main portion of the Texas statutes relating to employment law: Labor Code

For an annotated code, in addition to Vernon's (in print and online via Westlaw) and Lexis, there is an additional option:

    Texas Regulations

    Main portion of the Texas Administrative Code relating to employment law:

    Sources for 50 State Surveys

    Because employment law may vary state by state, it can be useful to compare and contrast the laws between them. If you are lucky, someone may already have done a fifty state survey on your topic. To see if a survey already exists, check out these resources: