Congress and state legislatures are responsible for creating administrative law or statutes. More specifically, administrative law is a subset of public law, which is sometimes known as regulatory law. Administrative, or regulatory, law includes both the internal procedures followed by government entities and the external constraints they face.
These agencies are responsible for a wide range of economic tasks, such as telecommunications and the financial market, as well as social issues, such as racial discrimination. Over time, the number of government agencies in the United States and their importance have grown in effort to meet the needs of the people.
Administrative law governs both federal and state agencies. These agencies include the Department of State, the Department of Defense, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and many more. Within those departments are agencies such as the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, the National Security Agency, and Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, respectively. Beyond these administrative agencies are local government entities, such as workers’ compensation boards.
How Administrative Law Works
Workers’ compensation boards have the authority to decide whether injured workers are entitled to compensation for injuries sustained while performing their jobs. Colloquially, this is known as Worker’s Comp.
Administrative law establishes the parameters within which these local boards must work, as well as how each case must be handled and how disagreements must be addressed. Meanwhile, administrative regulations are the rules that enforce administrative law; they define the scope and boundaries of a local government entity’s jurisdiction.
Additionally, government institutions may be given the authority to create, legislate, and enforce policies followed by industries, businesses, and private persons.
As such, these administrative agencies, such as workers’ compensation boards, can implement policies and procedures in accordance with the administrative laws and regulations that govern them. In turn, these agencies affect citizens in impactful ways.
A Lawyer’s Role in the Process
Administrative lawyers monitor, review, and sometimes challenge the execution of some statutory provisions passed by Congress, states, or local legislatures. Administrative lawyers make a concerted attempt to normalize and organize the way government agencies operate as a whole.
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