Labor Law and Employee Benefits, relate to earnings and retirements plans and employee rights under those areas. If you have not been paid by an employer for work that was performed, were not paid for overtime, were harassed or discriminated against at work, or have worked in unsafe conditions, it is useful to speak to a Labor Law attorney and know how to approach your situation. Many people feel that they were “wrongfully terminated”, but the legal question becomes whether or not your termination was illegal. Speaking to a Labor Lawyer can resolve questions in your mind of where you stand. Discrimination in hiring and termination, as well as areas related to receiving benefits may be handled by specialists. Employee Benefits, specifically pensions, are regulated under a set of laws known as ERISA, Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. There are lawyers who specialize in ERISA benefits and pensions, as well as health care and disability that occur under ERISA plans. Look for a Labor Law attorney who is accustomed to working on the kind of issues your case involves.