|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. Pennsylvania antitrust law, for instance, allows individuals to bring private lawsuits, as well as seek enforcement help from the attorney general. This section covers a variety of business laws and regulations, including labor laws and special taxes. Click on a link to learn more.