Computer hackers violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. NBC News states that this 1986 law makes any unauthorized access to a computer network a federal offense with severe consequences.Know More
Many experts consider the CFAA to be out of date and overly harsh in its punishments. It was created to prevent hackers from breaking into major networks with the intent to do damage. Today, however, there are many cyber protesters of free access to information who are convicted using the CFAA. Scientific American reports that Internet activist Aaron Swartz hung himself as he was facing 35 years in prison for downloading public information from a site to which he already had a subscription.Learn more in Is This Illegal?
As of September 2014, Illinois law states anyone under the age of 14 "without supervision for an unreasonable time" is considered a neglected or abused minor. Someone found guilty of this kind of neglect is charged with a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail and a maximum fine of $2,500.Full Answer >
The ability to bring children to work varies on the company. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, more companies are allowing parents to bring children to work, and some employers allow children to be on the worksite every day.Full Answer >
In California, service dogs are not exempt from any state or local leash laws, according to PAWS. A service dog must remain under its guardian's control at all times, by means of a leash, harness or tether.Full Answer >
Employers are permitted to take away vacation days which an employee has already earned. This is often done as a punishment instead of termination of the employee.Full Answer >