Without a doubt employment law can be a major pain in the butt if you happen to be on the wrong end of a “situation” with your employer. Knowing what areas of employment law apply to you, or may apply to you, is the best way to cover that butt in the worse case scenario.
Most often the type of employment law that would apply to you would be the area of human resources employment law. This is a fairly broad area and covers things from absenteeism to workplace violence. The hottest area of employment law right now is the ban on smoking in more and more areas across the country.