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Employment & Labor Law Research

Resources for research in employment law, employment discrimination law, and labor relations law.

Global Issues

International Governmental Organizations

ILO (International Labour Organization)

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a specialized agency of the UN. "The main aims of the ILO are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues."

NATLEX, "the database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation maintained by the ILO's International Labour Standards Department."

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)

The OECD iLibrary, available through UW Libraries, includes reports on a wide range of issues. A series, OECD Reviews of Labour Market and Social Policies has books on individual countries.

Occupational Safety

WPA poster Save Your Eyes Use Your Goggles

Graphic: Save your eyes - use your goggles, Poster for WPA Illinois Safety Division promoting safety and use of proper eye protection (1936 or 1937), Library of Congress

Unemployment Compensation

Wages & Hours

Longshoremen's lunch hour, black & white photo

Graphic: Dorothea Lange, photographer. Longshoremen's lunch hour. San Francisco waterfront. California. Feb. 1937,  Library of Congress.