Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 2009 NO. 3 > Jul 22 2009

The National Labor Relations Act would preempt the provision of a proposed bill which would prohibit employers from requiring employees to attend certain meetings at which matters relating to “labor and other mutual aid organizations” are discussed.

AGO 1989 NO. 8 > Apr 21 1989

1.Sections 422(b) and 423(c) of Public Law No. 99-660 do not infringe upon rights reserved to the States under the Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, because these portions of the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 carry out a federal purpose, the regulation of interstate commerce.2.Sections 422(b) and 423(c) of Public Law No. 99-660, portions of the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986, do not preempt independent state reporting requirements for health-related professions such as those contained in RCW 18.180.110(2) [18.130.110(2)] and similar statutes.