For example, the threshold issue of whether a case will be heard by a United States District Court (Federal) versus an Oregon Circuit Court (State) can have profound impacts on how a case will proceed and the legal standards that will be applied. Likewise, responsibility for legal fees can be a determining factor in whether and how cases get pursued. Workers and businesses must also be aware of how various administrative agencies address issues. Also, in some cases, workers' rights will be limited to private arbitration.
Understanding these and many other fundamental concepts is vital to a comprehensive approach in employment law cases.