The Labor Lawyer
Federal preemption is an increasingly important area of expertise for labor and employment lawyers. As the sheer volume of laws and cases governing the workplace continues to multiply, so does the need to accommodate the respective spheres of federal and state regulation. For both employee and employer representatives, an understanding of federal preemption law is crucial for navigating the current maze of multiple claims and forums.
Stephen F. Befort, Demystifying Federal Labor and Employment Law Preemption, 13 Lab. Law. 429 (1998), available at http://scholarship.law.umn.edu/faculty_articles/85.