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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.

Bloomberg BNA Labor & Employment Law Resource Center

This database is part of Bloomberg BNA Premier and is organized by the following topics: disabilities law, discrimination law, individual employment rights, labor arbitration & collective bargaining, labor relations, occupational safety, and wages, hours, & leave. It also contains additional current awareness materials, noted separately in this guide.

Primary law sources:

  • Case law
    • Provides full-text of judicial, administrative, and arbitrator opinions and rulings.
    • Find a case by citation, keyword, or Headnote Finder.
  • Federal and state laws and regulations and agency documents.

Secondary sources:

  • BNA editorial analysis and guidance.
  • Practice tools of checklists, client letters, and forms.
  • Includes BNA Insights series of articles and videos from expert practitioners that helps you understand the implications of key legal developments, legislative activity, and trends.
  • Includes the treatise International Labor and Employment Laws (3d ed.) by William L. Keller et al. (Tarlton also has this title available in print.)
  • News: track firms in the news, and find out about law firm changes.

See also Bloomberg Law's Labor & Employment Practice Center

CCH Intelliconnect

This database includes two components relating to labor and employment law, with one of general scope and the other focused on state law. The first includes CCH's Employment Law Daily news service, 12 newsletters/journals, CCH explanatory materials, 21 Aspen treatises, official agency manuals for the EEOC, NLRB, and the OFCCP, and comprehensive primary source materials. For cases, there are archives back to 1937, daily updates of case law in the Most Recent Federal and State Court Decisions database, and a comprehensive collection of Labor Arbitration Awards dating back to 1986. Practice tools include a chart-based Labor Arbitrator Biographies and Awards tool.

The second component includes coverage of state law news, law summaries, full text statutes and regulations, and important state case law. Practice tools include State and Federal Employment Law Compare, which allows users to customize charts comparing salient provisions of state and federal employment laws across more than 50 topics and 350 subtopics.

Practical Law Company (PLC)

Designed for transactional lawyers, PLC provides model documents with drafting and negotiating tips, step-by-step checklists, and updates on the latest legal and market developments including in the area of employment law.