The Federal Enclave Doctrine: A Potentially Powerful Defense to State Employment Laws

Thomson Reuters Westlaw Journal Employment

Littler’s Joshua Waxman, Richard Black and Steven Kaplan authored an article on the significance of the federal enclave doctrine, which has been recognized as a potentially potent weapon for defendants in employment and other litigation. Because the doctrine, if applicable, can preclude state law wage-and-hour class actions, it is important for employers to determine whether the federal enclave doctrine is available to them.

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