Employment law topics can be covered by either federal or state statutes—and sometimes both. For example, most workers' compensation law is state; most employee benefits law is federal (ERISA); and workplace safety is addressed by both federal and state statutes.
Cities and counties also enact ordinances covering some aspects of employment.
Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), codified as amended at 29 U.S.C. §§ 1001-1461 and scattered sections of 26 U.S.C. (the Internal Revenue Code)
Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), codified as amended at 29 U.S.C. §§ 201-219
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA), codified as amended at 29 U.S.C. §§ 651-678
Use an annotated United States Code or annotated state code to find case summaries, law review articles, and more.
United States Code Annotated (U.S.C.A.) (available on Westlaw)
United States Code Service (U.S.C.S.) (available on LexisNexis)