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Employment & Labor Law Research Guide


Labor law governs the relationship between employers and employees who are members of labor unions.  Employment law governs the relationship between employers and employees, not involving labor unions.  This guide provides a quick overview of general and law materials related to labor and employment law. It covers browsing for materials by call number range, textbooks, treatises, statutory law, administrative materials, news and forms. The guide can be used by students, faculty members, lawyers, and the general public.

Please note that a number of the resources listed in this research guide are subscription services that can only be accessed by UC Law students, faculty, and staff. You will be prompted to follow the directions listed in Off Campus Access to Databases if you are accessing these resources from home. Additionally, Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law can only be accessed by students, faculty, and staff of the UC Law school. Please use your unique username and password to sign in to each database.

Please contact any of our UC Law Librarians if you need assistance in finding or using any of the resources in the guide.

Browsing for Materials by Call Number Range

When searching for works on labor and employment law, it is important to use the library catalog to find the exact location of books. The catalog will also tell you if a book is checked out and can also help you find books located at the Reserve desk or in other special library collections.

If you would like to browse labor and employment law books in the library, this guide lists the library call number ranges for labor and employment law issues. Note: you can also use the library catalog to browse by call number electronically.

Labor & Employment Law

KF3318 - KF3626


Search Terms

Useful keywords for searching within library catalogs, databases, and websites for information related to labor and employment law include:

  • Child labor
  • Collective bargaining
  • Employee
  • Employer
  • Employment
  • Labor
  • Manpower
  • Skilled labor
  • Union
  • Unskilled labor
  • Working class
  • Workplace

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