Apr 8, 2009

Employment Law

Employment law, also known as Labor Law,provides protection for employees against any kind of ill treatment from their employers. Employement Law focusses on the relationship that exists between trade unions, employers and employees.

The first components of Employment Law consisted of the following:
  • Establish proper and decent wages.
  • Provide a fair number of working hours per day.
  • To ensure that children are being treated fairly at work.
  • Ensuring cleanliness at workplace.
  • Steps to provide safety measures to prevent accidents.
Though the above were the major areas of Employment Law, they have undergone drastic changes over the years. This Law focuses on the rights of the employees too. Factors such as providing health insurance is also an ingredient of Labor law.A very important aspect of Labor Law ensures that there is no discrimination against employees on the basis of race, gender, caste etc.

There are 2 broad categories of labour law:
  • Collective Labour law which deals with the relationship that exists between employee, employer as well as the union.
  • Individual Labour law dealing with the employees rights at work