Businesses are regulated through a combination of federal, state, and local laws. For instance, states sometimes implement a higher minimum wage than the national standard or offer more protections for employees. Business laws may include restrictions on deceptive business practices; securities fraud; environmental regulations, such as air and water cleanliness standards; insurance and liability; and contracts. New Jersey antitrust law, for instance, prevents certain mergers and acquisitions that would have a detrimental effect on the market as a whole. This section covers a variety of business laws and regulations in the Garden State, including corporate laws and deceptive business practices.