Are Tennessee Undocumented Workers Covered by Workers’ Compensation? It’s Complicated. . . — Workers’ Compensation Law Prof Blog

In a remarkable case just decided by the Tennessee Supreme Court, Sandoval v. Williamson, the Court concluded that a provision in the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Act, “which does not allow for additional [partial] benefits . . . for any employee…

via Are Tennessee Undocumented Workers Covered by Workers’ Compensation? It’s Complicated. . . — Workers’ Compensation Law Prof Blog

4 thoughts on “Are Tennessee Undocumented Workers Covered by Workers’ Compensation? It’s Complicated. . . — Workers’ Compensation Law Prof Blog

  1. Right — and the pandering was mightily facilitated by Rehnquist’s opinion in Hoffman Plastic Compounds suggesting a really broad kind of obstacle preemption, as between even federal statutes. But that may be one of the more effective arguments against any state action: whether you (as a state legislator or judge) think you are helping or hurting immigration policy, states may well be ousted from the field altogether.

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