Eleven years after the first edition of this book, labor and employment law in Indian country remains a critical battleground for tribal sovereignty. We have fully updated this book with a decade’s worth of new developments.
Labor and Employment Law in Indian Country, 2022 Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of the law governing labor and employment relations in Indian country. This is a growing, controversial, and complex area of law, implicating fundamental principles of tribal sovereignty at every turn. It is a must-read for anyone involved in Indian affairs today.
The author, Drummond Woodsum attorney, Kaighn Smith, Jr., represents Indian tribes in tribal, state, and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He and his colleagues at Drummond Woodsum’s Tribal Nations Labor and Employment Group have assisted tribes in enacting, implementing, and defending some of the first comprehensive labor and employment laws in Indian country.
“The business of tribal sovereignty starts with tribal government. Labor and Employment Law in Indian Country is a standard-bearer for the development of modern tribal government. It should be on the bookshelf of every tribal lawyer.”
– Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Harry Burns Hutchins Collegiate Professor of Law and Professor of American Culture, University of Michigan, Founder of Turtle Talk
“Labor and Employment Law in Indian Country takes a complex and critically important subject for all Tribal Nations and lays it out in an easy-to-understand manner that balances both the big-picture outlook and the, oftentimes, gritty details that come with any law topic. This book is an essential read for all tribal leaders, tribal attorneys, tribal code drafters, as well as human resources and upper management personnel. . . .”