The Useful Links page includes the most popular country-specific external resource links utilized by attorneys and employment professionals.

Australia


Austria


Belgium

  • Service public fédéral Emploi, Travail et Concertation sociale – Website of the Federal Administration for work and social dialogue, with explanations on several employment law regulations, partially available in English
  • ONSS – Website of the Federal Social Security Administration, with explanations regarding the Belgian social security system, partially available in English
  • Portal belgium.be – Website of our Federal government, containing several links to other useful websites, partially available in English
  • Le portail du Pouvoir Judiciaire – Search engine for Belgian case law: only available in Dutch and French
  • Privacy Commission – Website of the privacy commission, with explanations on various privacy topics, partially available in English

Canada

  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety – Established in 1978, CCOHS promotes the total well-being – physical, psychosocial and mental health – of working Canadians by providing information, training, education, management systems and solutions that support health, safety and wellness programs.
  • Statistics Canada – Statistics Canada is the Canadian federal government agency commissioned with producing statistics to help better understand Canada, its population, resources, economy, society, and culture.
  • Workplace Standards – In Canada, federal and provincial laws protect workers and employers. Laws set minimum wage levels, health and safety standards, and hours of work. Human rights laws protect employees from being treated unfairly because of their sex, age, race, religion, or disability.
  • Human Resources and Skills Development Canada – The Department of Human Resources and Skills Development is the department of the Government of Canada responsible for developing, managing and delivering social programs and services. The department delivers some $87 billion in programs and services and has approximately 24,000 employees. Approximately 19,000 of those employees work under the Service Canada banner.

France

  • Legifrance – Legal Research Website for French Law, Collective Agreements, International Treaties, and European Union Law.
  • Service-Public.fr – Website for the French civil service providing tips on administrative procedures for citizens, professionals and associations.
  • Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi, de la Formation Professionnelle et du Dialogue Social – Website for The Minister of Labour, employment, vocational training and social dialogue – provides analaysis on government policy in the areas of labor, employment, vocational training, social dialogue and prevention of occupational accidents and occupational diseases.
  • Ministère de la Justice – Website for the Ministry ofJustice in France detailing the preparation of laws and regulations in areas such as family law, the French nationality, Civil Justice and Criminal Justice, etc.
  • Editions Législatives – Details the legal obligations applicable to businesses in France.
  • Circulaires et instructions récentes – Website detailing instructions and circulars addressed by ministers services and state institutions.
  • Infogreffe – Website detailing information on companies registered in the Register of Trade and Companies, the Register of Commerce and Companies in other jurisdictions (District Court with jurisdiction over commercial Mixed Tribunals of Commerce overseas) are provided by the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI), and information about companies that are not registered in the Register of Commerce and Companies are derived from data held by the SIRENE INSEE.
  • Sénat – French Parliamentary website detailing legislative agendas as well as the role and function of the Senate.
  • Ordre des avocats de Paris – The French Bar Association Website.
  • Dictionnaire du droit privé français – On-Line Dictionary of French Private Law.
  • Lamyline – Legal News Website providing recent legal and daily events on tax, labor law, case law, and official texts.
  • LexisNexis – Lexis Nexis France : On-Line Legal database including legislation and case law.
  • Editions Francis Lefebvre – Provides information on tax law, labor law, as well as accounting and financial management.

Germany

  • Bundesarbeitsgericht – Official Homepage of the German Federal Labour Court
  • Bundesagentur für Arbeit – The German Agency of Labour
  • Cvria – Search Engine for Judgments of the European Court of Justice
  • GKV-Spitzenverband – Summary of Several Topics on Social Security Law in Germany
  • IAAEU – Newsletter Covering Relevant Judgments and Articles in the Field of Employment Law
  • Juris – Contains All Laws and Regulations of the Federal Government
  • beck-online – Provides Draft Proposals and News-Flashes on Several Fields of Law

Italy


Mexico

  • Supreme Court of Justice – Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación. Search Engine for Judgments of the Supreme Court of Mexico.
  • Ministry of Labor and Welfare – Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social. Website detailing all social health services in Mexico.
  • Mexican Law and Social Security Association – Sociedad Mexicana de Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social. The SMDTSS website provides a space for reflection and discussion for teaching, professional practice and the application of labor law and social security law in a fair and respectful manner, regardless of ideologies, issues or interests of parties or political organizations, trade unions or religion.
  • Mexican Bar Association – Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados, A.C. Bar Association website for Attorneys in Mexico and the United States.
  • National Employer’s Counsel Association – Asociación Nacional De Abogados De Empresa, Colegio De Abogados, A.C. The National Association of Business Lawyers, Bar, CA (ANADE College) website offers information regarding internal and external company lawyers.
  • Social Security Institute – Instituto Mexicano Del Seguro Social. Website provides information related to public health, pensions and social security in Mexico.

New Zealand

  • New Zealand Legislation – Gives Links to New Zealand Legislation
  • Ministry of Justice – The New Zealand Department of Justice Website Provides Links to Recent Cases
  • Employment Relations – The New Zealand Department of Labour Website
  • Companies Office – Companies Office Website Provides Information on Limited Liability Companies in New Zealand
  • IRD – The Inland Revenue Department Administers Taxation in New Zealand

Netherlands


Norway

  • Lovdata – Website Covering Legislation, Regulations, and Court Cases (Available in English)
  • Gyldendal Rettsdata – Website Covering Legislation, Regulations, and Court Cases (Available in Norwegian Only)
  • Arbeidsrett – Website Covering Employment Specific Legislation, Regulations and Court Cases (Available in Norwegian Only)
  • Arbeidstilsynet – Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority Website
  • Datatilsynet – Norwegian Data Protection Authority Website
  • LDO – Norwegian Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud Website
  • NAV – Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration Website
  • Norges Høyesterett – Website for the Supreme Court of Norway
  • Stortinget – Website for the Norwegian Parliament
  • Government.no – Website for the Norwegian Government and the Ministries

Poland


Romania

  • Juridice.ro – Website features legal news and trends in Romania
  • Avocatnet.ro – Website offering legal, economic and financial topics
  • Legal Marketing – Provides professional support and education as well as opportunities for intellectual and practical information exchange in Romania
  • Bizlawyer – Business law portal in Romania, provides all the resources to monitor local market legal advice
  • Infolegal.ro – Website features legal news, tips on Romanian legislation, legislative changes, and enforcement

Spain

  • National Social Security Institute – The National Institute of Social Security (Instituto Nacional de la Seguridad Social – INSS) website provides information regarding social security benefits (excluding
    unemployment benefits), including eligibility.
  • Employment Services – The Public Employment Service (SEPS) website details employment efforts and measures throughout the country.
  • Employment and Social Security Ministry – Employment and Social Security Ministry – Website detailing labor relations, employment immigration and emigration, as well as the organization of the Social Security in Spain.
  • Tax Department – The Tax Agency website provides information on the state tax and customs system.

United States

U. S. Federal Agencies:

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics – The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. BLS provides a multitude of scheduled economic data on major economic Indicators such as: Consumer Price Index, Employment Cost Index, Employment & Unemployment, Job Openings and Labor Turnover, Mass Layoffs, Pay and Benefits, Productivity, etc. BLS publishes the Monthly Labor Review, which provides a wealth of research in a wide variety of fields—the labor force, the economy, employment, inflation, productivity, occupational injuries and illnesses, wages, prices, and many more.
  • Department of Labor – The Department of Labor (DOL) administers and enforces more than 180 federal laws covering the workplace. The DOL website has useful information organized by topic, location, organization, etc. It includes statutes, regulations, guidance, factsheets, etc. Access to e-mail updates and the new DOL Blog is available.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability or genetic information. The EEOC website has information including EEO laws, regulations and policy guidance. The EEOC provides statistics on enforcement of charges and on litigation filed in federal courts. Also, through its online Newsroom, the EEOC does a good job of keeping the public informed of its actions.
  • National Labor Relations Board – The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency vested with 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. The NLRB provides access to decisions, rules, case handling manuals, weekly case summaries, GC memoranda, etc.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – OSHA, part of the U.S. Department of Labor, is the federal agency created to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. OSHA provides statistics on worker Injuries, illnesses and fatalities. OSHA’s twice monthly e-Newsletter on workplace safety and health is available.
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – USCIS is the federal agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. This agency is a component of the Department of Homeland Security. Among its many responsibilities USCIS manages the process that allows individuals from other countries to work in the United States as well as the system (E-Verify) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. The site has access to all relevant statutes, regulations, guidance and forms. All USCIS public information releases (press releases, fact sheets, etc.) are sorted by the topic.

U. S. Congress:

  • House of Representatives Education & the Workforce Committee – U. S. House Committee considers and recommends legislation on issues affecting labor and employment. The Committees also has oversight responsibilities to monitor agencies, programs, and activities within its jurisdiction.
  • Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions – U.S. Senate Committee considers legislation and matters relating to health, education, and workplace issues. Workplace issues include: the minimum wage, working conditions and compensation, welfare and labor laws and changes to the health care system.

State Resources:

Associations:

  • American Arbitration Association (AAA) – The American Arbitration Association (AAA) is a not-for-profit organization whose role in the dispute resolution process is to administer cases, from filing to closing. As the leader in Labor, Employment and Elections sectors, the AAA provides rules and procedures to handle cases in an efficient, flexible manner. Dedicated case managers work with highly qualified neutrals to provide labor and employment alternative dispute resolution services. The AAA’s National Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators consists of accomplished and respected experts from the legal and business communities.
  • American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section – The Section of Labor and Employment Law’s more than 25,000 members represents all perspectives of labor and employment law: management, union, plaintiff, neutral and public. The group is committed to a balanced discussion of employment issues throughout the world. A quarterly newsletter is published containing information on current Section projects, recent development and decisions, upcoming educational opportunities, new books, and other news relating to labor and employment. The website also links to latest legal news on
    labor and employment law issues.
  • HR Policy Association – The HR Policy Association is a public policy organization of chief human resource officers from large employers. The Association brings together HR professionals at the highest level of corporations to discuss changes in public policy, and to lay out a vision and advocate for competitive workplace initiatives that promote job growth and employment security. Key practice areas include: talent and workforce development, healthcare, executive compensation, labor law and labor relations, wage and hour issues, employment discrimination, immigration, mandated leave and retirement security. This site is a good source for current news affecting workplace issues.

Unions:

  • AFL-CIO – Umbrella federation for U.S. unions, with 57 unions representing more than 12 million workers.
  • Unions of the AFL-CIO (AFL-CIO affiliated unions)