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Questions tagged [regulations]

Regulations: these are typically used to refer to rules and administrative codes issued by governmental agencies at all levels, municipal, county, state and federal. Although they are not laws, regulations have the force of law, since they are adopted under authority granted by statutes, and often ...

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What laws govern MLM reseller buybacks in California?

Many multi-level marketing (MLM) companies offer resellers a buyback policy, where product previously purchased by the reseller can be returned to the company for a refund. Apparently, many ...
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Is it legal for a restaurant to take back your food and cook it again?

Example 1. You are served a burger, but it is not cooked enough for your liking. Does it violate any food safety regulations for the server to take the plate back to the kitchen, disassemble the ...
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Selling custom electronic projects online in the uk

(Sorry if I am posting in the wrong forum) I am wanting to have a go at selling some of my projects (mostly lighting: epoxy, led strips) after doing a search, it sounds like there are a lot of ...
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Does a licensed driver need to be present while riding in the back seat of a fully autonomous car?

I have a friend that I fear will never have her driver's license. Now with the back seat type of fully autonomous cars does she have to be licensed to be able to use one?
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Do provincial Freedom of Information acts exist because of a federal requirement?

All Canadian provinces and territories have their own FOIA. However, as far as I can tell, there is no federal mandate that requires this. Is each province/territory acting out of the goodness of ...
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UL 94 Testing Requirements for Plastic Products in United States

Are there any legal requirements in the United States for plastic products regarding flamability? It seems like UL 94 is the general standard for testing and classification, but as far as I can tell ...
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How do I get a regulation changed in my state?

I am looking to request a change in Washington States cryptocurrency regulations. Where would I start and at what point if any does a petition become important?
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What is the procedure when being pulled over for a known officer? [closed]

I have my own opinions about what is best for you to do when getting pulled over. I am hoping I may have missed anything I could add. What are things that a driver can do to make the stop as seamless ...
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Are most Uber drivers unqualified to operate a vehicle for hire?

When applying for a commercial drivers license many life saving and valuable knowledge is to be learned. Commercial classes in the USA ranges to Class D in some States which is a car and to Class A,B, ...
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U.S. regulations regarding automobile frame design, specifically joint binding limitations?

If a company wanted to become a high volume automobile manufacturer, but the joints of their frames were held together by fasteners rather than welding, would they be allowed to sell in the U.S.? ...
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What specific criteria must a custom built vehicle meet in order to drive on public roads?

Assuming in the state of Michigan, I have seen this Secretary of State web page on assembled vehicles, however, the two forms attached (BFS-72) and (TR-54) seem very basic and non-technical for the ...
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Vocabulary for the outline levels of an SEC rule

I am working on a data modeling project involving an SEC rule and am struggling to deduce the proper vocabulary when referring to the various outline levels of the document. For example, at the top ...
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What is the legal interpretation of “As satisfied by” in this passage?

I had a difficulty understanding the meaning of "as satisfied" in the following sentence: references in these Regulations to any requirement for any document to be written, in writing, to be ...
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Can a company make cars and motorcycles under the same WMI(world manufacturer index)?

Lets take the example WMI (world manufacturer index): LAT On their NHTSA submission it says they produce "motorcycles" but can a company then decide they want to make a car and keep the same WMI? or ...
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Can online business in one country deny access via terms of service to entities in another country?

Can an American company state in their terms of service that if an entity is from a designated country they are not allowed to use the service? In other words would that be a legal and enforceable ...
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Description of 3rd party cookies in the privacy policy for GDPR compliance?

In order to comply with GDPR's right to be informed section, some sites try to describe what specific cookies that 3rd parties supply do. Is it OK to just list what cookies these parties set, and ...
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Can the terms of service contain a clause that instructs a user to forfeit their rights under the GDPR?

Suppose an American company wishes to do business with European parties. Could their terms of service say that as a user of their services the user forfeits any rights afforded to them by the GDPR ...
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Handling a GDPR subject access request when using google analytics?

When using Google Analytics and receiving a GDPR subject access request does the party receiving the request also have to send all data collected by Google Analytics?
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What regulations apply to third-party escrow services in the United States?

What states regulate third party escrow services in the US?
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What is the legal mechanism by which the GDPR might apply to a business with no presence in the EU?

My family has a small side business selling some things through the internet. As far as I know, we aren't likely to have any customers who are EU citizens, but it's certainly not outside the realm of ...
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Laws regarding amateur chemistry sets for lawful and safe exploration of science [closed]

Last week a squad of 20 members of the weapons of mass destruction division of the FBI shut down my block and raided my apartment. They didn't find what they'd expected to find (basically they found a ...
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Is Mark Zuckerberg subject to questioning by every U.S. senator, or only select ones?

I have been watching the live questioning for the last 2-3 hours and wonder about the Senate's hearing process: Do all of the senators get to question Mark, or just a limited number of them? And if ...
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To what extent is it legal for health insurance companies to take into account cost when deciding whether to cover a particular treatment?

I'm trying to determine if insurers in the US are legally allowed to make a decision not to cover a treatment based on the high cost, even if the treatment is medically effective (and may even be life ...
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Is Ambush by New Parking Sign legal unless prohibited?

I came across the following NYC article from on the internets whilst researching the situation for ATX: https://newyorkparkingticket.com/proposed-nyc-parking-law-relieves-pain-new-parking-sign/ ...
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Is this opinion by the Wage & Hour Division, disallowing fines/salary deductions for lost & damaged property, generally applicable to US employers?

FLSA2006-7 is a letter from the Wage & Hour Division (WHD) to an unnamed employer, published on the Department of Labor's website. It is an opinion on the employer's proposed policy "to impose a ...
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Are DBA / “trading as” names always different than legal names?

In many jurisdictions, any "trading as", DBA ("doing business as") or similar "ficitonal" or "pseudonymous" names of a company or other legal entity have to be registered. The assumption e.g. on ...
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Party Wall - Roofing

My neighbour is currently having their roof replaced and laying a different colour tile, this is fine but they have actually went onto my roof with a different colour tile and it looks absolutely ...
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Using hash functions to bypass Cold War-era crypto export restrictions

During the Cold War and up until late 1992, export restrictions prevented the distribution of strong cryptographically secure ciphers. These export restrictions required that all symmetric ciphers be ...
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Child Labor in Entertainment

Why is the entertainment industry exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act? I have no idea how to research this question. edit: I mean, I thought the constitution specifies that laws shall be equally ...
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Can a traffic violation ticket be beaten if it was due to a non-compliant road sign?

The Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices is a set of standards for road signs in the United States. If someone is ticketed due to a violation related to a sign and the sign is found not to be in ...
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Does the state forbid competition with so-called natural monopolies?

(I don't need information about specific country, so it's OK to post information about laws of country that you know, just remember to include the name of the country in your post). For example, I ...
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UK District Councillor Nepotism over Planning Application

I hope this is a suitable question for a law forum. We applied for planning permission to build a small extension on the side of our house. Our neighbour had objected however planning officers deemed ...
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Statutory interpretation by regulation: effect of regulatory repeal?

Suppose there is a US federal regulation that asserts a particular interpretation of a statue (in particular, that a certain class of documents is included among those designated by a phrase in the ...
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What rights does Tim Berners Lee have to the World Wide Web?

What rights does Tim Berners Lee have to the World Wide Web? Does he have any say over what is allowed on the World Wide Web, its regulations, and so forth? If not, when did he lose these rights and ...
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Can Australian government departments use ISP meta data for general analytics

In Australia all ISP s have to capture 2 years of all users metadata, a number of government departments can access the data with out warrant. We are told this is to track terrorists, criminals and ...
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Trying to put a product on the market - relevant authorities? [CA]

I'm trying to put out a piece of hardware (a device that transports a measured amount of liquid) that would be used by laboratories, so I guess it falls under the umbrella of lab equipment. Obviously, ...
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Is a fishing license required on a private pond?

Suppose there is a pond that is privately stocked by the pond association, a group of homeowners. The pond has no public access; town residents may access the pond through a town beach, or waterfront ...
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Is an e-bike without pedals considered a bike? (in Europe)

I'm interested in ordering this product: Smacircle S1: The eBike That Fits In Your Backpack. This link is only for the purpose of explanation. I am trying to figure it out if in Europe (EU ...
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Can federal prosecutors go against the Justice Department's interpretation of the law?

Suppose that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has a belief or opinion about what the proper interpretation of a certain statute or Constitutional provision is, and that they have formalized their ...
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Is it illegal for a consumer to obtain or use a non-FDA approved medical device?

The Freestyle Libre Pro, which is a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system, was approved in September 2016 for use by healthcare professionals has not yet been approved for use by consumers, as ...
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Bathroom Lighting in the UK: Is British Standard BS 7671 a required LAW

I've looked high and low on Google to find out if its law within the UK that bathroom lights or fittings are required to use IP44 rating or above. The only bits of information looks like a regulation ...
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Regulations of Tempest protection of buildings

Tempest devices could via intercepting from far away the electro-magnetic waves coming out from one's computer detect what one does on the computer. Employing the Faraday cage principle, one could ...
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Are there restrictions on what can and cannot be called “Stainless Steel” for marketing purposes?

A coworker was recently complaining to me that there are restrictions on types of steel American companies can call "Stainless Steel" when marketing products (for example, outdoor grills) and that ...
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Has a “joint paratransit plan” ever been implemented in the United States for a complimentary paratransit?

The date (1992) mentioned on these Federal Transportation Administration regulations below seem to indicate that either this regulation was very popular, because it wasn't taken out of the ADA laws, ...
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Under English law, what limitations apply to arbitration of civil disputes?

Under U.S. law, almost all kinds of disputes between people who have contractual relationships with each other can be subject to binding arbitration with no appeal right or class action rights through ...
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Is “regulation” defined at the federal level?

5 USC 551(4) says that "rule" means the whole or a part of an agency statement of general or particular applicability and future effect designed to implement, interpret, or prescribe law or ...
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How do I find the final rule?

My question concerns the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Provisions of this act were to be phased in, in stages. I wanted to figure out where things stand currently, i.e. what exactly is ...
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How is trademark infringement in online ads regulated internationally?

I am currently studying intellectual property law in Norway and I am looking for some help with an assignment. I am wondering about online infringement of trademarks. Here is an example: An online ...
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French law or regulation around review process for large construction.

Writing a paper on the terminal 2e collapse and one of the issues identified was a distinction made between large civil engineering works (bridges etc) and buildings, and the different review process ...
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I lost my DOT heavy truck logbook what do I do?

I have to keep a Class A driver log book even though I work in my local area driving logs. The log book is used to keep track of proper rest. I lost mine. What do I do?