The addition of new content — including thirty-six expertly authored treatises and a 50 state statute primary source collection — strengthens this already industry-leading product's reputation as the go-to resource for labor and employment professionals tackling complex issues from FMLA to FLSA and beyond.
In addition to the news, analysis, reference material, and practice tools that are the cornerstones of the Resource Center, thirty-six Bloomberg BNA treatises, all written by highly respected litigators, practitioners, and thought leaders, have been newly added to the platform. Some of the most popular and well-respected of these titles, such as Elkouri & Elkouri: How Arbitration Works; The Fair Labor Standards Act; and Covenants Not to Compete: A State-by-State Survey, are now fully searchable, with direct links to federal and state statutes and editorially headnoted cases.
The selection of full-text primary sources has been expanded to include labor and employment-related U.S. Code and Code of Federal Regulations provisions; as well as labor and employment statutes from all 50 states. An interactive state map makes it easy to browse full text of more than 2,400 statutes covering state laws related to wages and hours, employment discrimination, individual employment rights, and labor relations.
For added context and insight, U.S. Code provisions have been embedded with invaluable annotations — which include links to the detailed analysis in Bloomberg BNA's labor and employment manuals.
"The Labor & Employment Law Resource Center, with the industry standard Daily Labor Report, has been an award-winning product and Bloomberg BNA best-seller since its marketplace release in the fall of 2010," said Michael Eisenstein, Vice President and Group Publisher for Bloomberg BNA's Legal & Business Publishing Group. "We are building on that strong industry reputation with significant new content and additional, innovative, features – almost all of which were added in response to customer feedback."
Practical enhancements made to the design and toolsets on the Resource Center help provide an even more seamless and convenient research experience for users. New content is highlighted on the home page, and the entire product has been reorganized to place emphasis on the platform's most-used features.
The well-respected Employment Discrimination Verdicts and Settlements database now features a streamlined, chart-based organization, allowing users to filter and sort through employment discrimination actions more efficiently while also providing links to source documents and news stories. In addition, Bloomberg BNA's FLSA Litigation Tracker is now fully integrated into the product, letting users easily monitor Fair Labor Standards Act filings in federal courts, from complaints to final decisions.
"Labor and employment law is a truly multi-faceted practice area, with new legal and policy developments constantly emerging to shift the labor landscape. Practitioners need a resource that provides timely, accurate coverage of all the issues and a toolset that allows for faster solutions," said Edwin Jackson, Director of Publishing for Bloomberg BNA's Legal & Business Publishing Group. "We listened to our customers and have made a series of product enhancements that address their needs while preserving those elements that have made this product such a success with law firms, corporate counsel, labor relations professionals, and others."
Content from the Labor & Employment Law Resource Center, including all 36 newly added treatises, is also included on the Bloomberg Law legal and business intelligence research system, which integrates analysis, practice tools, news, case law and other primary resources in a sophisticated yet easy-to-use interface. Bloomberg Law's Labor & Employment Practice Center includes an unmatched collection of arbitration cases and awards, expert insights from Bloomberg BNA's Daily Labor Report and the latest NLRB decisions.