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Labor and Labor Practices - An Overview Of Labor Law

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An Overview of Labor Law

Labor law is complicated and sometimes contradictory and is practiced largely by specialist attorneys. The NLRB has great discretion in determining facts that are often subjective (such as a party's intent), and for the many rules there are also many exceptions, often hinging on subjective judgments by the NLRB. The goal for the NLRB is to attempt to balance the rights of workers with those of employers. What follows is a rudimentary overview of law regulating the conduct of labor unions and employers.

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