Definition of labor law in US English:

labor law

(British labour law)


  • A law relating to the rights and responsibilities of workers.

    ‘some employers are ignorant of the labor laws’
    mass noun ‘it is enshrined in labor law that everyone has the right to join a trade union’
    • ‘He graduated in law from Chile Catholic University in 1932, where he subsequently became professor of labour law.’
    • ‘They'll stay away from multinationals that use child workers or break labour laws overseas.’
    • ‘They are grown on small family farms, where workers are reasonably remunerated, protected by well-observed labour laws.’
    • ‘The wider body of Irish labour law may also be formally linked with the new work permits legislation.’
    • ‘Without compulsory education, governments are unable to enforce child labour laws.’