Businesses are regulated at both the federal and state levels. While federal laws provide a basis for employee rights, environmental protection, taxes, securities and other matters, state laws also address many of these matters and more. For instance, Virginia is one of several states that allows individuals to file private lawsuits for violations of antitrust laws. The Commonwealth also prohibits deceptive business practices such as false advertising, automobile odometer tampering, and other deceptive methods. This section covers a wide variety of Virginia business laws, including corporation laws, securities fraud, employment laws, and more.