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Labor and Employment Law Research Guide

This guide is a starting point for research in U.S. federal labor and employment covering employment discrimination, disability law, employee benefits, labor arbitration, labor relations, workplace health and safety.

Labor Relations - Private Sector

Major Legislation

  • National Labor Relations Act (Wagner Act)
  • Labor Management Relations Act (Taft-Hartley Act)
  • Labor Management Cooperation Act
  • Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (Landrum-Griffin Act)


  • National Labor Relations Board
    The Web site provides access to NLRB rules and regulations, decisions, press releases, forms, manuals and other publications.

Treatises, Looseleafs, Current Awareness, etc.

  • Federal Labor Law: NLRB Practice (KF3372 .M65, Law Library's print cancelled in 2009)
    Available on Westlaw
    Looseleaf treatise containing forms; annual supplements
  • BNA's Daily Labor Report
    Available on Bloomberg Law
    ​Replaced Labor Relations Reporter. Also available in print (KF3315 .B95).
  • CCH Labor Relations
    Available on Westlaw

Judicial and Administrative Decisions

  • Decisions and Orders of the National Labor Relations Board (KF3372 .A55, Library's print coverage 1936 - 2010)
  • National Labor Relations Board
    Search or browse decisions on the NLRB website.
  • Court Decisions Relating to the National Labor Relations Act (KF3360 .A2, Library's print coverage 1939-1986)
    Also available on HeinOnline
  • CCH NLRB Decisions (KF3362 .A2 C6; Library's print coverage 1960-2007)
  • Labor Cases (KF3310 .A2) (1937-2007, title ceased)
    A selective reporter of decisions rendered by federal and state courts.
  • Bloomberg Law (1919 - )
  • NLRB Decisions (1919 to present), ALJ Decisions (2002 to present) and Regional Director Decisions (1991 to present)
  • Lexis: Browse Sources > Filter to Labor & Employment > Administrative Materials > Federal > National Labor Relations Board > National Labor Relations Board Decisions (1971 - )
  • Westlaw (1935 -)
    NLRB decisions (1935 - ) and ALJ decisions (1990 - )