In order to achieve higher standards and ensure that employer and employee rights are protected in the workplace, it’s important to have open forums where labor issues can be discussed, and all parties can get clarification and insight when needed.
New York, NY (PRWEB) June 23, 2010
Sweeping changes to federal and state labor laws and increasing violations have created an urgent need among employers, human resources professionals and employees for both access to resources to help them stay informed and in compliance, and a platform to voice their questions and concerns. To serve this need, Labor Law Talk (http://www.laborlawtalk.com) provides comprehensive information on labor law issues and facilitates discourse between individuals most impacted by these laws. Since its launch, nearly one million posts have been created on a wide range of topics including unfair labor practices, unlawful termination, unionizing, contract negotiations, layoffs and other hot button topics.
“In order to achieve higher standards and ensure that employer and employee rights are protected in the workplace, it’s important to have open forums where labor issues can be discussed, and all parties can get clarification and insight when needed,” said Ty Mays, media relations. “Labor Law Talk attracts thousands of people each month, illustrating just how important a site like this is.”
Labor Law Talk currently features more than 70 online forum categories addressing a variety of topics including disability leave, workers compensation, unions and wrongful termination. When users register on the site, they can post questions, provide answers or research specific issues by reviewing current or archived posts. While the site should not be used as a substitute for legal advice, many attorneys and human resources professionals regularly participate in the site’s growing community, and offer expert opinions, insights and guidance on next steps for site users.
“Often employees feel frustrated and helpless because they don’t know where to go or what steps to take in order to resolve labor law issues,” said Mays. “Labor Law Talk’s forums provides these individuals with a free and discrete resource to ask questions about discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination and other sensitive topics, and empowers them to take action when warranted.”
In addition to forums, the site also offers informative blogs, a calendar and a “Groups” section where members can congregate to discuss specific workplace issues. Most recently, groups have been established to discuss pre-employment background screening, codes of conduct in the workplace and personal injury.
“Labor Law Talk isn’t just a one-stop source for comprehensive information on labor law issues,” said Mays. “It’s a thriving, interactive online community where individuals from across the country can reach out to their peers and experts to get the support and resources that they need.”
Labor Law Talk currently serves more than 200,000 members. For more information, to post a labor law question or research issues via forum posts, visit http://www.laborlawtalk.com. The site is completely free to use.
About Labor Law Talk
Launched in 2004, Labor Law Talk is the first free online forum that facilitates discourse between employers, human resources professionals and the legal community on labor law and related issues. Visit http://www.laborlawtalk.com for more information or to register.
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