What is the difference between employment law and labor law?

  • Employment law involves the relationship between employers and employees without collective bargaining agreements and without union involvement.
  • That would include such things as discrimination claims and issues, whistleblower issues and employment contracts on an individual basis with highly compensated executives.
  • labor law is a general matter that involves collective bargaining agreements, unions, the statutes that control those laws as well as wage and hour compliance issues.