If you are considering going to college to obtain a degree in human resource studies, it is very important that you learn more about employment law also referred to labor law. This is the often the go between the employees, trade unions, employers, and even the government. Labor laws normally correlate between the union, employer, and employee.
On the other hand, not every company has a union for the employees to join, so learning more about employment and labor law is even more important for the human resource department of any business. The main deal with legal issues is that it mainly deals with the rights of the employees at work and the contract for the work they perform. In the majority of cases, especially in the US the acceptable conditions for contractors and employees is regulated by the US Employment Standards Administration that will enforce all labor laws including judicial, regulatory, and legislative.
In this type of course, you will learn more about topics concerning employment terms, individual labor law, living wage, minimum wage, health and safety, hours, dismissal, discrimination, collective labor law, trade unions, child labor, information, consultation, participation in the working environment, collective action, and bargaining collective.
For more advanced human resource studies involving legal issues which may help you find better employment options, you will find such studies as international labor law, international labor organization, world trade organization, and if your business does any type of work with other countries, you should also learn more about working in multiple countries. Other countries that have specific labor laws include Europe, Canada, China, France, India, Iran, Mexico, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and of course the United States. Legal issues do arise whether inside the company itself or with other companies that your business is involved with whether exporting or importing supplies.