Federal laws apply in every part of the United States, while state laws apply to local areas within a state, explains LawHelp.org. Federal laws typically involve issues such as immigration, bankruptcy, civil rights, pate... More »

Housing rental laws exist on both state and federal levels. The most widely known federal laws come from Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, or Fair Housing Act. More »

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Due to the Supremacy Clause in the United States Constitution, federal law overrides state law in most cases. The Supremacy Clause is closely related to the idea of preemption. More »

The difference between federal, state and local law is that federal laws are made to apply throughout the United States, state laws are enforceable at the state level, and local laws only pertain to the local municipalit... More »

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Federal supervision is a part of a federal sentence that is served in the community once a person has completed his time in prison. This supervision is similar to probation and requires that the offender report to a prob... More »

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Federal and state wage and labor laws require employers to pay employees promptly, and therefore, withholding a paycheck is not allowed. Employers are legally obligated under the Fair Labor Standards Act to follow certai... More »

The Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the United States House of Representatives lists the general and permanent laws of the United States on its website, USCode.House.gov. The website also offers a search tool for f... More »

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