Law affects many aspects of work, from hiring to termination (and beyond).
Law school classes and law practice have often divided workplace law into three areas:
Of course, even though we can divide the topics up this way, in real life, the categories overlap. A client might suspect that she is the victim of employment discrimination and also have a claim under contract law. A lawyer might draft an employment handbook for an employer to address several employment law issues and also reduce the risk of discrimination.
Graphic: Vera Bock, Artist. Work pays America! Prosperity. Federal Art Project, between 1936 and 1941, Library of Congress.