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Employment Law Resources

Findlaw
Comprehensive and reliable site that makes it easy to find legal information on the Internet.  Links to federal and state resources; links to professional services of interest to lawyers.

Legal Information Institute
Provided by Cornell University, a portal to extensive U.S. and international legal resource materials, directory of professionals.

LexisNexis Employment Law Updates
Bankruptcy Law Updates from LexisNexis; a legal database used by many attorneys.

Courts and Government Entities Related to Employment Law

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The EEOC handles complaints about discrimination. While all complaints about discrimination must be filed with the EEOC most cases are actually handled by private attorneys. In 2009 the EEOC processed more than 92,000 claims and assumed the prosecution of about 400 cases.

United States Department of Labor
The Dept. of Labor is charged with promoting the welfare of wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

National Labor Relations Board
The NLRB has the power to safeguard employees’ rights to organize and to determine whether to have unions as their bargaining representative. The agency also acts to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices committed by private sector employers and unions.

United States Department of Justice
The Dept. of Justice handles civil rights violations including those which may come from unlawful discrimination at work.

United States Supreme Court
Our country’s highest court; includes court calendar and opinions.

Third Circuit Court of Appeal
A federal appellate court that covers several western states, including California; the Third Circuit is one of thirteen circuits and the largest in the United States; contains court calendar, opinions and rules.

United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
The bankruptcy courts in Philadelphia and Reading are a part of the District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  A party appealing a ruling by a bankruptcy court can appeal directly to the District Court.  This site contains calendar information, opinons, rules and procedures.

Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
The PHRC works with the EEOC to investigate claims of illegal discrimination. Claims may be filed with the DHRC or directly with the EEOC.

Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
The Dept. of Labor and Industry is charged with enforcing the labor laws of both the United States and Pennsylvania.

Arjont Group Law Office of Roger Traversa is designated by Congress as a debt relief agency. Among other things, we help people file for relief under the Bankruptcy Code. The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult a Philadelphia bankruptcy attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.