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Employment and Labor Law Research

Finding scholarly books and articles, primary law, and news related to all aspects of employment and labor law.

Introduction

The specialized employment and labor law research tools listed on this page are great alternatives to the standard, non-topic-specific resources for finding cases, statutes, regulations and other administrative materials. Each began life as a print publication in ring binders for easy updating, so even today they are sometimes called "looseleaf" publications.

Of the options listed below, Bloomberg BNA's Labor and Employment Law Resource Center and its Bloomberg Law counterpart, the Labor & Employment Practice Center, are probably the most comprehensive.

Labor & Employment Practice Center - Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law's Labor & Employment Practice Center gives comprehensive access to primary and secondary authorities on labor and employment law, and to transactional and other practice tools. It contains a mix of content from BNA's Labor and Employment Law Resource Center and from other sources.

The advantage of using this Labor & Employment Practice Center over the related BNA Labor and Employment Law Resource Center is that it incorporates and links to other Bloomberg Law content. It also includes some full text books (practice guides and treatises) that are not available in the Labor and Employment Law Resource Center. For USF law students, the disadvantage is that access ends after graduation.

(Access is limited to those with current Bloomberg Law user names and passwords. All USF law students have full Bloomberg Law access.)

Labor and Employment Law Resource Center - Bloomberg BNA

The Labor and Employment Law Resource Center from Bloomberg BNA gives comprehensive access to primary law of all kinds as well as to government documents, news, and analysis. Plus, its detailed schemes for organizing huge quantities of case law and other legal authorities can be very helpful for finding primary authority on your issue. The Labor and Employment Law Resource Center is the digital descendant of BNA's Labor Relations Reporter.

‚Äč(Access for the USF law school community only. For off-campus access, use your USFConnect login information. USF law school alumni continue to have on-campus access to this research tool.)

Employee Benefits Practice Center - Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law's Employee Benefits Practice Center gives comprehensive access to primary and secondary sources and to transactional and other practice tools. It contains a mix of content from BNA's Benefits Resource Center and from other sources.

The advantage of using this Employee Benefits Practice Center over the related BNA Benefits Practice Center is that it incorporates and links to other Bloomberg Law content. It also includes some full text books (practice guides and treatises) that are not available in the Benefits Practice Center. For USF law students, the disadvantage is that access ends after graduation.

(Access is limited to those with current Bloomberg Law user names and passwords. All USF law students have full Bloomberg Law access.)

Benefits Practice Center - Bloomberg BNA

Bloomberg BNA's Benefits Practice Center is a great way to find primary law and background information on employee benefits and ERISA. (Access for the USF law school community only. For off-campus access, use your USFConnect login information.)

Practical Law - Employment Law (Westlaw)

Westlaw's new "Practical Law" feature brings together practice notes, transactional tools, news, updates and more, all organized by topic, jurisdiction, and resource type. "Practical Law" will be helpful for both transactional lawyers and litigators.

Employment Topic Page - Westlaw

On the "Employment" topic page, WestlawNext gathers a range of primary and secondary sources, transactional documents, news, and analysis.

Secondary sources include dozens of specialized practice guides and treatises on various areas of employment law.

(The page opens to "Practitioner Insights for Employment." Links to all the other employment materials on on the right-hand side of the page.)

Practice Advisor - Labor & Employment (Lexis)

Lexis's "Practice Advisor" feature provides an organized, topical collection of primary sources, secondar sources, news, updates, transactional tools, and more. The Practice Advisor collections are designed for litigators and transactional lawyers.

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