Past, present of labor laws

Labor Day might be over, but now is still a good time to reflect on jobs, workers’ rights and the economy. Online resources offer easy access to explanations of labor laws, job-market analyses and the history of work.

•Have a question about federal labor law and how it affects your job? Try the U.S. Department of Labor’s employment

“>law guide. Links down the page cover a wide range of job-related subjects — minimum-wage rules, child-labor protections, lie-detector tests and whistle-blower protections, to name a few. One section covers work authorization for noncitizens, and there’s an index of the laws applying to agriculture, mining, and construction.1.usa.gov/63r5oz

Legal-information site Nolo.com has an encyclopedia page on the laws that may, or may not, protect you from being fired for what you post online. bit.ly/gsvLLj

An “employee rights law center” on the Nolo.com site covers other workplace issues, with sections on rights against workplace discrimination and harassment, union organizing, and workplace health and safety. bit.ly/sK2S2X

Stay current on jobs and the economy with this page at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 1.usa.gov/13ggJW

The U.S. labor movement, celebrated on Labor Day, is chronicled at History.com. bit.ly/fNJVTa

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