Federal employment law covers a wide range of statues that include things like family and medical leave and the Equal Pay Act. It’s certainly not an area to wade into for the faint of heart. Federal employment law, although complicated, is there to protect YOU while employed in the workforce.
The most important piece of federal employment law that would apply to you would be the Fair Labor Standards Act. You might know this bit of federal employment law as the “Wage/Hour Law”. Basically it has four components to protect you: minimum wage requirements, overtime requirements, child labor regulations, and equal pay provisions.