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Employment Law, 40 years ago

Employment Law, 40 years ago

When Nolo was founded in 1971, employment law was still in its infancy – or, as the Carpenters sang a few months earlier, it had “only just begun.” Although courts and legislatures had recognized the rights of union members for decades, the idea of rights for individual employees came later. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, passed only seven years earlier in 1964, outlawed discrimination in the workplace for the first time. Before that landmark law, it was still…

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