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Administrative Law Washington & Federal Cheryl Nyberg handout
Administrative Law What is administrative law? Why is administrative law important? Where are the shortcuts?
What? Two-Headed 1.Rules & regulations are quasi-legislative 2.Decisions & orders are quasi-judicial
What? Issued by executive branch & independent agencies Issued by executive branch & independent agencies Under statutory authority (specific or general) Under statutory authority (specific or general) Having the force of law Having the force of law
Rules & Regulations National Labor Relations Board 29 U.S.C. § 156 29 U.S.C. § 156 29 U.S.C. § 156 29 U.S.C. § 156 29 C.F.R. Parts 100, 101, etc. 29 C.F.R. Parts 100, 101, etc.100101100101 WA Dep’t of Ecology RCW §43.21C.120 RCW §43.21C.12043.21C.120 WAC 173-802 & 197-11 WAC 173-802 & 197-11173-802197-11173-802197-11
Administrative Decisions Environmental Protection Agency Records of Decisions Records of DecisionsRecords of Decisions Federal Trade Commission advisory opinions & orders advisory opinions & ordersadvisory opinions & orders WA Environmental Hearings Office decisions decisions WA Public Employment Relations Commission decisions decisions
Other Examples Agriculture (USDA, WA Dep’t of Ag.) Banking & securities (FDIC, SEC, WA Dep’t of Financial Institutions) Health & medicine (DHHS, CMS, WA Health Care Authority) Insurance (WA Insurance Commissioner) Taxation (IRS, WA Dep’t of Revenue)
The Force of Law Clients are bound by regulations & administrative decisions in the same way that they are bound by statutes & judicial opinions.
Shortcuts Agency websites (WA Ins.) WA InsWA Ins Annotated codes (print & online) U.S.C.A. on Westlaw, 29 U.S.C.A. §655 U.S.C.A. on Westlaw, 29 U.S.C.A. §65529 U.S.C.A. §65529 U.S.C.A. §655 Combined database searches WA Legislature’s search page WA Legislature’s search pagesearch pagesearch page Looseleaf services & treatises BNA’s Labor & Employment Law Library BNA’s Labor & Employment Law LibraryLabor & Employment Law LibraryLabor & Employment Law Library WL & LX topical & area of practice
Primary Sources Federal Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) E-CFR E-CFR E-CFR Federal Register (FR) Washington State Washington Administrative Code (WAC) Washington State Register