Quickstart Guide to using TimsLaw.com to learn about employment law
Describes how to BEGIN your inquiry into employment law and gives tips on how to use the info you obtain (But if you think you might need legal advice, you probably do)
Read the FAQ (frequently asked questions) about Job Problems and Employment Law. – The FAQ might answer your question or point you at some articles that go into more detail about your topic of interest. The FAQ is not too long, so I suggest you scan all of the Questions in the FAQ before you click any of the links. If you do that, you will be more likely to find the info you are seeking.
Read the Articles List. There are about 200 articles on the site, but not all are listed there, yet they might be findable through search engines. Most are purely about employment law. The major articles are long. But there are also many that are short, like blog postings. Explore freely. I also have some miscellaneous articles as well on non-employment law topics that some might like to check out.
A lot of people start by reading the following Employment Law articles:
- Check out the Links Page. I have gathered Links to many extensive sources of info, some from private sources and some from government sources. You can learn a lot about your potential rights if you spend some time following those links. You can also dig deeply into the details of the employment laws, especially at the government websites.
How to use the info you obtain
- Raise your awareness about how employment law works, and learn something about what to expect from the legal system if you attempt to exercise your legal rights or you contact lawyers.
- Avoid some of the traps in employment law.
- Prepare for your initial contact with a lawyer of your choosing. You will probably (or at least you probably should) be contacting a lawyer soon to look into helping you. Because of what you have read, you will probably be better-able to communicate with a lawyer in a consultation. You can get more to the point quicker. You should be more likely to say the right things to get the lawyer’s attention. This might make it easier for you to find a lawyer. At least you’ll be able to understand why the lawyer is asking you all those questions.
- Introduce yourself to an area of law that you can explore further through the Links I have provided. I have provided some Links to major government labor agencies, and those agencies have developed websites that give a great deal of detailed information about the employment-related laws. Other Links take you to places on the web where you can fairly easily read the laws for yourself. I even have a Link to a place where you can do limited free case law research.
- But don’t expect to learn all of the nitty gritty details of the laws on my website. My website differs quite a bit from the government websites I link to, even when I write about a particular labor law that is covered by the government on the government’s website. On my website you will be exposed to some real-world tips and traps regarding how the legal system might handle a case arising under the laws, but you will not learn all of the nitty gritty details about the laws themselves.
On the government websites, you will be able to learn the nitty gritty details of the laws, but you will often not get very much practical information about what to expect if you prosecute the case. So if you are really interested in a particular job-related law, read my article about that law (if I’ve written one yet) and then go to the appropriate Federal or Missouri government website (see the Links page) and read what the government says about the same law.
- If you think you need legal advice, you probably do. Better safe than sorry. See a lawyer.
Article written by | Tim Willoughby
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