Employment law is the body of laws, administrative rulings, and precedents which address the legal rights of, and restrictions on, working people and their organizations. The basic feature is that the rights and obligations of the worker and the employer between one another are mediated through the contract of employment between the two.
The employee has to know concretely what to expect and is expected; in terms of wages, holiday rights, notice in the event of dismissal, job description and so on. An employer may not legally offer a contract in which the employer pays the worker less than a minimum wage and not dismissing employees unfairly. A well-known, prevalent administrative regulatory body for employment law is the Department of Labor.