Regulations

Commonly Requested U.S. Laws and Regulations

Learn about some of the best-known U.S. laws and regulations.

Federal Laws and Agency Enforcement

One way to learn about federal laws and regulations is through the federal agencies charged with enforcing them. Check the list below for links to agency sites on popular legal topics. Where no federal law exists, sites offer compilations of state laws on a topic.

Business

Child Welfare

Consumer Protection

Controlled Substances

Debt and Bankruptcy

Education

Health

Historic Preservation

Housing

Homeland Security

Immigration and Citizenship

Information and Privacy

Jobs and Employment

Protection of Animals and the Environment

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects the rights of people with disabilities. It guarantees equal opportunity in:

  • Public accommodations

  • Jobs

  • Transportation

  • Government services

  • Telecommunications

The Department of Justice ADA information line answers questions about ADA requirements. It’s available to businesses, state and local governments, and the public. Call 1- 800-514-0301 (TTY: 1-800-514-0383).

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Laws and Regulations Home

The Department of Labor & Industry administers and monitors regulations that touch the daily lives of Pennsylvanians in a variety of ways. For example:

  • The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) administers laws assuring that workers are insured against job-related injury, illness, or death. The BWC Health and Safety Division is responsible for enforcement of the health and safety regulations of the Workers’ Compensation Act.
  • The Bureau of Workforce Development Partnership administers federal and state workforce programs funded by the Workforce Investment Act, Wagner-Peyser Act, Trade Act, Jobs for Veterans Act and other federal and state legislation.
  • The Bureau of Occupational and Industrial Safety administers and enforces the Uniform Construction Code, Fire and Panic Law, Universal Accessibility Law, Energy Conservation Law, General Safety Law, Boiler Law, Elevator Law, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Law, Flammable & Combustible Liquids Law, Asbestos and Lead Laws, Bedding and Upholstery Law, Stuffed Toy
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Law News, Legal News, Court News, Litigation Reports & Regulations – News, Articles, Biography, Photos

Tech

Facebook employees were aware the company was overestimating how many people advertisers could reach on the site, according to a complaint in a lawsuit originating with a small-business owner in 2018.

Pro Bankruptcy Bankruptcy

Federal judges shepherding the largest corporate bankruptcies in the U.S. are changing how they do business and preparing to use videoconferencing apps as they convene court hearings remotely in an effort to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus.

India

India hanged four men for the 2012 gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old student, an assault that sparked national demands for action to combat violence against women.

Business

Anthony Levandowski, the engineer charged with 33 counts of trade-secret theft from Google’s self-driving car project, reached a deal with U.S. prosecutors in which he will plead guilty to one count and the remaining charges will be dropped.

Politics

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