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Labor Law Lawyers In Fall River Massachusetts

Fall River is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, in the United States. It is located about 46 miles (74 km) south of Boston, 16 miles (26 km) southeast of Providence, Rhode Island, and 12 miles (19 km) west of New Bedford and 10 miles south of Taunton. The city's population was 91,938 during the 2000 census, making it the eighth largest city in the state. The 2008 population is listed as 90,931, a population decrease of 1.1% from 2000. The current mayor of the city is Will Flanagan, elected in 2009. Located along the eastern shore of Mount Hope Bay at the mouth of the Taunton River, the City became famous during the 19th century as the leading textile manufacturing center in the United States. While the texile industry has long since moved on (first to the South, and now overseas), its impact on the City's culture and landscape remains to this day. Fall River's motto is "Pride Citywide", but is currently being changed. It is nicknamed "The Scholarship City", which is seen on the welcome signs upon entering the city. Fall River is well-known for Lizzie Borden, who was accused, and later acquitted of the 1892 double axe-murder that occurred at her home on Second Street in the city. Fall River is also known for Battleship Cove, the world's largest collection of World War II naval vessels. Fall River is unique for the fact that it was the only city on the East Coast of the United States that had a naturally occurring waterfall that flowed into tidal waters. It is also the only city in the United States to have its government center located over an interstate highway.

What is labor law?

Labor law is the body of law which address the legal relationship between trade unions, employees, and employers -- including collective bargaining, union organization activities, and the negotiation of strikes and lockouts. Labor law arose due to the demands for workers for better conditions, the right to organize, and the simultaneous demands of employers to keep labor costs low. Labor law attorneys may represent their clients in matters before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which hears disputes between employers and unionized employees.

Answers to labor law issues in Massachusetts

The National Labor Relations Act gives rights to many employees, including the right to organize and bargain with...

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) protects employees’ rights to engage in protected concerted activities with...

The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1935 to administer the...

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) forbids employers from interfering with, restraining, or coercing employees...

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) forbids labor unions from restraining, or coercing employees in the exercise...