Federal laws are the ones most commonly referenced in employment legal complaints. However, there are many other laws that apply to employees. To find these other laws, the first place to look is at the laws in the state where you live. Your state can have many additional laws and assistance for employees. For your convenience we have compiled information by state in Appendices A, B, C, and D in the back of this book. Appendix E also has addresses of many websites that contain additional information on employee rights that you might find useful.
If you need more information, go to your state’s primary website, each state has one. You may also want to go to the Department of Labor’s primary website at www.dol.gov to access information on the many agencies that report to the Department of Labor.
As for your state’s actual laws, most state statutes are on the Internet. You may need to do an Internet search to find them. If you prefer a written book, many local libraries have the local laws printed out. You may also want to look at the law libraries contained in most courthouses and in law schools. Finally, if you still cannot find the information, you may want to contact a local attorney for his or her assistance.