SUMMARY OF U.S. LAWS AND CORRESPONDING U.S. CODES

The acts below are listed in alphabetical order:

Act name Associated statute(s) Statute of limitations Date Passed Description
Administrative Procedures Act 5 U.S.C. Subchapter II     Establishes the due process requirements imposed upon federal administrative agencies when dealing with the public so as to respect the due process requirements of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments.
Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) 29 U.S.C. 623(d) 180-300 days    
Agency Practice Act 5 U.S.C. 500     Created the IRS' Enrolled Agent Program.  This program essentially "licenses" attorneys and CPAs to practice before the Internal Revenue Service.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 42 U.S.C. 12203(a)

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Anti-Injunction Act 26 U.S.C. 7421     Prevents suits that might interfere with the LAWFUL assessment or collection of taxes.  Does not protect unlawful collection actions for taxes not owed.
Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986 15 U.S.C. 2651 90 days    
Asbestos School Hazard Detection & Control Act 20 U.S.C. 3608      
Assimilated Crimes Act 18 U.S.C. 13     Gives state laws jurisdiction within federal enclaves within a state.
Atomic Energy and Energy Reorganization Acts 42 U.S.C. 5851 180 days    
Buck Act 4 U.S.C. 105-111     Delegates authority to State governments to collect State income taxes within "federal areas" or "federal enclaves" within the limits of a Union state.
Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII) 42 U.S.C. 2000e 180-300 days    
Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act 42 U.S.C. 1997d      
Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 5 U.S.C. 7111 and 7114      
Civil Service Reform Act 5 U.S.C. 2302      
Civil Service Reform Act           (FBI employees) 5 U.S.C. 2303      
Civil War Reconstruction Era Federal Civil Rights Statutes 42 U.S.C. 1981,1983, 1985, 1985(2) (witness protection)      
Civilian Employees of the Armed Forces 10 U.S.C. 1587      
Clayton Act (antitrust) 15 U.S.C. 615(a) 4 years-see 15 U.S.C. 15(b)    
Clean Air Act 42 U.S.C. 7622

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30 days    
Coast Guard whistleblower protection 46 U.S. C. 2114      
Commercial Motor Vehicles Program 49 U.S.C. 31105 180 days    
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act ("Super Fund"), 42 U.S.C. 9610

29 C.F.R. Part 24

30 days    
Contractor Employees of the Armed Forces 10 U.S.C. 2409      
Declaratory Judgment Act 28 U.S.C. 2201      
Employee Polygraph Protection Act 29 U.S.C. 2002
29 C.F.R. 801 et seq., esp. 801-40
3 years    
Energy Reorganization Act 42 U.S.C. 5851    29 C.F.R. Part 24 180 days    
Equal Pay Act 29 U.S.C. 206(d) 2 years (3 years if "wilful" violation)    
Fair Credit Reporting Act 15 U.S.C. 1681a(f)      
Fair Labor Standards Act       (wage & hour, child labor, minimum wage, overtime) 29 U.S.C. 215(a)(3)

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2 years (3 years if "wilful" violation)    
False Claims Act 31 U.S.C. 3730(h) 6 years (less in California & other jurisdictions)    
Family and Medical Leave Act "[FMLA"] 29 U.S.C. 2615 2 years (3 years if "wilful" violation)    
Federal Advisory Committee Act 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2      
Federal Claims Collection Act of 1966 31 U.S.C. 3701(a)(3)      
Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act 30 U.S.C. 815(c)      
Federal Credit Unions 12 U.S.C. 1790(b)      
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 12 U.S.C. 1831j      
Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) 45 U.S.C. 60      
Federal Home Loan Banks, Resolution Trust Corporation 12 U.S.C. 1441a      
Federal Mine Health and Safety Act 30 U.S.C. 815(c) 60 days    
Federal Railway Safety Act 45 U.S.C. 441
49 U.S.C. 20109
     
Federal Register Act 44 U.S.C. Chapter 15   1935 The Federal Register Act was passed in 1935. The Act created the daily publication known as the Federal Register. Since Saturday, March 14, 1936, each daily issue of the Federal Register has published, in order: (1) Presidential documents, such as proclamations and executive orders; (2) Agency rules and regulations; (3) Proposed rules; (4) Notices; and (5) Notices of Sunshine Act meetings.
Federal Tort Claims Act 28 U.S.C. 2671-2680     Requires that Administrative remedies be exhausted before proceeding against the federal government in any action involving tort.
Foreign Service Act of 1980 22 U.S.C. 3905      
Freedom of Information Act 5 U.S.C. 552     Establishes procedures for citizens to obtain information about the federal government or government employees.
Hazardous Materials Transportation Act 49 U.S.C. 1801, enforced by
45 U.S.C. 441(a), (e).
     
Job Training and Partnership Act (JTPA) 29 U.S.C. 1574(g)      
Jones Act (Maritime employees) 46 U.S.C. 688      
Labor Management Relations Act 29 U.S.C. 301 Varies with state law, generally 180 days-15 years    
Lloyd-LaFollette Act 5 U.S.C. 7211      
Longshoreman’s and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act 33 U.S.C. 948(a)      
Major Fraud Act of 1989 18 U.S.C. 1031 None in statute    
Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers Protection Act 29 U.S.C. 1854, 1855 180 days    
Military Whistleblower Protection Act 10 U.S.C. 1034      
National Labor Relations Act 29 U.S.C. 158(a)(4) 6 months    
Negotiated Rulemaking Act 5 U.S.C. 561 et seq.      
Occupational Safety and Health Act 29 U.S.C. 660(c)

29 C.F.R. Part 1977

None    
Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) 44 U.S.C. Chapt. 35     Governs the creation, numbering, and use of all federal government forms.  Click here to see a copy of the original act and the implementing regulations.  Click here for more details.
Privacy Act of 1974 5 U.S.C. 552a     Establishes procedures for obtaining copies of the information that the federal government maintains about you.
Racketeer Influenced & Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO")(very limited whistleblower applicability-see Beck v. Prupis, 120 S. Ct. 1608 (2000) 38 U.S.C. 1961-68      
Regulatory Flexibility Act 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.      
Rehabilitation Act 29 U.S.C. 703    
29 C.F.R. 1614, 1641, Chapter 60
     
Safe Containers for International Cargo Act 46 U.S.C. 1506 60 days    
Safe Drinking Water Act 42 U.S.C. 300j-9 30 days    
Sarbanes - Oxley 29 C.F.R. Part 1980 (2003) 90 days    
Solid Waste Disposal Act 42 U.S.C. 6971
29 C.F.R. Part 24
30 days    
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act 30 U.S.C. 1293      
Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) 49 U.S.C. 2305
29 C.F.R. Part 1978
180 days    
Toxic Substances Control Act 15 U.S.C.2622    
29 C.F.R. Part 24
30 days    
Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 38 U.S.C. 4301, et seq.      
Veterans Reemployment Rights Act, 38 U.S.C. 4311(b) 38 U.S.C. 4311(b)      
Water Pollution Control Act ("Clean Water Act"). 33 U.S.C.1367
29 C.F.R. Part 24
30 days    
Welfare and Pensions Disclosure Act 29 U.S.C. 1140 3 years    
Westfall Act 28 U.S.C. 2679     Deals with suing federal employees for torts within the authority of their office.  Acts outside the authority are precluded from suit against the government and instead require a personal suit against the employee.
Whistleblower Protection Act (federal government employees) 5 U.S.C. 1212      
Workforce Investment Act ("Welfare to Work") 29 U.S.C. 1574(g) or 29 U.S.C. 2934(f)      

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