Skip to main content
Link to Libraries homepage
Link to Libraries homepage
Rutgers University Libraries

Employment and Labor Law: Finding Cases

Guide to library resources in the field of employment and labor law.

How to Use WestLaw Campus Research to find a case

How to use Westlaw Campus Research to find laws and regulations

Westlaw Campus Research includes "Black's Law Dictionary; full texts of U.S. federal & state laws, regulations, & court opinions; hundreds of law journals from the 1980's forward; the KeyCite citator; the legal encyclopedia American Jurisprudence 2d; the ALR case-finding system; and European Union legal material"

Click the "law" tab and enter keywords under advanced search.  You are then able to check off which sources you would like to search including The United States Codes Annotated, The Code of Federal Regulations, The Federal Register and more.

The United States Codes Annotated includes statutes (laws passed by the state legislature or congress).  Pay special attention to title 29 of the US Code which pertains to labor.  You can also search statutes by selecting a specific state where statutes were passed. 

The Code of Federal Regulations and The Federal Register include regulations (rules made by executive agencies). 

 

Case Law Research with Google Scholar

Google Scholar allows you to search the Internet for legal decisions.  This tutorial from the Wisconsin State Law Library shows you how to use this convenient and free tool.  Keep in mind that using Google Scholar for legal research is not the same as using Westlaw, it is not comprehensive or necessarily up-to-date.  It is a quick way to find legal cases, sometimes just a citation, which you can research further with Westlaw and other scholarly sources. 

Finding Cases

EEOC Cases

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, an equal access/equal opportunity institution. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to direct suggestions, comments, or complaints concerning any accessibility issues with Rutgers web sites to: accessibility@rutgers.edu or complete the Report Accessibility Barrier / Provide Feedback Form.