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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 include penalties for violations.

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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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What is a “listed natural gas appliance”?

My landlord mentioned that I can have a grill on my balcony as long as it is fueled by natural gas. As he is a fireman, I'm assuming he has some knowledge of the relevant laws. But before dropping ...
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What type of organizations are exempt from EEOC regulations?

What type of organizations are exempt from EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity) regulations? I know that very small businesses are usually exempt. How about non-profit organizations? How about ...
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False advertising against seller's interest

15 USC 52 makes it illegal to disseminate a false advertisement. There are similar laws in each state. In every case that I am aware of successful false advertising charges, the false statement works ...
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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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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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Options buying and selling on collectibles

Could I legally create a website that allows for the purchase of options on collectibles – baseball cards, for example? Let's assume it's on a collectible that fluctuates in value rather than ...
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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?
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What are the consequences of mistakes of execution of laws?

Suppose a Public Servant states in correspondence, "This legislation requires..." and then incorrectly stipulates an action that is not in the law. I assume that most constitutions set out how ...
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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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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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How do I object to the FTC and Equifax settlement?

The FTC has a press release with some court documents at Equifax to Pay $575 Million as Part of Settlement with FTC, CFPB, and States Related to 2017 Data Breach. The release includes the link to the ...
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A company (EU) sells potentially dangerous chemicals to anybody. What can I do as a citizen?

I have read a report by a high-schooler doing "experiments" by injecting himself with custom-synthesized peptides (small proteins). I emailed the author who confirmed that his report was no joke. ...
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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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Follow up to “I would like to blow a whistle but don't want to face retaliation”

I asked the question a couple weeks ago: I would like to blow a whistle but don't want to face retaliation The advice that was given was to contact an attorney who would typically represent the ...
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What counts as a do not call request?

Suppose the following exchanges: Telemarketer: Hello, I'm calling from Company X which sells Y. Call Recipient A: Sorry, I'm not interested. and Telemarketer: Hello, I'm calling ...
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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 2 cars go at the same time at a stop sign?

The first car stops at the stops sign line and then pulls up to the edge of the road at an intersection. The second car stops at the stop sign line behind the first car. When the traffic is clear is ...
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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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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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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 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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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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How can I discover what regulations a biomedical device needs to meet?

Please note: the contextual jurisdiction of this question is primarily the United States, but could be extended to European and Asian countries as well. The OpenBCI is a recently-funded startup that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Definition of food?

What is the legal definition of food in the United States? Particularly, in the context of food, food products, food industry, food additives, etc., what is a precise, formal, legal definition of ...
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What standard of testing are self-driving cars' algorithms legally held to?

The reasoning behind the question... One common argument for autonomous vehicles is that they are far, far safer in number of accidents per unit time per average person than having the person pilot ...
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Is appeal to Disciplinary Review Committee worth it (Barbering & Cosmetology)?

I am helping a friend who has to attend Disciplinary Hearing (California). Basically the inspector checked foot SPA at her beauty salon and took off the foot SPA screen (the white thing in the ...
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Selling Used Water Bottles

When I was in Rome, I got two warnings from the locals: Beware pick pockets and keep your valuables safe and covered in the streets. Don't buy water bottles from the guys on the street: they might be ...
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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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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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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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Where can I find regulations for establishing shooting (firearm) schools in the UK?

Are there set laws or regulations that govern the setup of a clay pigeon school in the United Kingdom. If so, where can I find the specifications.
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Holding Period Algorithms and the Blockchain

According to this interview, taxation holding periods in the United States for cryptocurrency can be determined by FIFO (First In First Out), LIFO (Last In First Out), or a more flexible option called ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What format should I use for citing a regulation

I want to cite section II.C.2.b of this proposed rule in my comments to the federal agency (Medicare). Is "II.C.2.b" the correct format? Or II(C)(2)(b)? Something else? I can't find online anywhere ...
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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 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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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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How to find regulations specified in the US Code?

How does one find regulations that are specified by the United States Code? For example, 22 USC § 288b says: §288b. Baggage and effects of officers and employees exempted from customs duties and ...