Employment Law covers many more aspects of employment than most people are aware. Many assume that it deals with only the mechanics of hiring and firing, such as definition and prevention of discrimination in hiring, guidelines and enforcement of wage levels, or standards for termination and protection from arbitrary execution of it.
However, employment law informs many qualitative aspects of the workplace. Workplace safety standards and compensation for workplace safety accidents would not exist without employment law. It safeguards worker privacies, communications, and enjoyment of workplace environs. It preserves employee benefits during and after employment.
Employment Law also delves into the needs of specific industries. From regulating contracts to regulating work authorizations, very narrow niches of employment law have evolved over time.