Law enforcement (31 - 40 of 43 items)
Changes Needed To Deter Violations of Fair Labor Standards Act
HRD-81-60: Published: May 28, 1981. Publicly Released: May 28, 1981.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets standards for recordkeeping, minimum wage, overtime pay, and other protections for workers in establishments engaged in interstate and foreign commerce. Noncompliance with the act can severely harm low-wage workers.While the act does protect employee wages when employers voluntarily comply, there are insufficient deterrents to discourage employers from viol...
Impact of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act on U.S. Business
115367: May 20, 1981
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prohibits bribery of foreign officials and also contains significant accounting requirements that apply to all activities of companies registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). GAO has found that the Act has brought about substantial changes in business activities which should strengthen corporate accounting controls and reduce illegal payments...
Views on S. 84
B-135003: Published: May 20, 1981. Publicly Released: May 20, 1981.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO presented its views on S. 84. The bill would liberalize the retirement benefits for employees who have served as Federal law enforcement officers or firefighters for at least 5 years, but less than the 20 years of qualifying service necessary for retirement under the special provisions pertaining to such personnel. Under the civil service retirement system,...
Comments on H.R. 2161
B-196663: Published: Apr 27, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1981.
Legislation has been proposed to improve information practices in the insurance industry and to amend the Privacy Act of 1974. GAO believes that the portion of the bill requiring that an individual subject to an adverse underwriting decision be informed by insurers of the fact and of his rights under the law is consistent with its assessment that consumers should be informed of the reasons behind...
Administrative Changes Needed To Reduce Employment of Illegal Aliens
HRD-81-15: Published: Jan 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1981.
American citizens are being displaced from the work force by illegal aliens employed in the United States. The Department of Labor lacks the necessary enforcement tools to deter employers from hiring nonagricultural undocumented workers. Employers making a practice of hiring such workers remain virtually free from punishment. The President proposed legislation which would make the hiring of undocu...
Taking the Profit Out of Crime
112833: Jul 23, 1980
Prior to 1970, forfeiture of illicitly acquired assets and property was nonexistent in this country. At that time, two statutes were enacted with the intent to combat organized crime's infiltration into commercial enterprises and to destroy its economic base by providing the Government with criminal forfeiture authority. The Government's record in obtaining asset forfeitures is not good. Compared...
Proposed Legislative Changes To Disclosure and Administrative Summons Provisions of Internal Revenue Code
112606: Jun 20, 1980
GAO analyzed some Senate bills which, if enacted, would substantially revise the disclosure and administrative provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. The disclosure provisions had afforded taxpayers increased privacy over information they provided the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), but had adversely impacted the ability of IRS to coordinate with other members of the law enforcement community. G...
Disclosure and Summons Provisions of 1976 Tax Reform Act--An Analysis of Proposed Legislative Changes
GGD-80-76: Published: Jun 17, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1980.
Views and suggestions are provided on proposed legislation which would revise the disclosure and summons provisions of the Tax Reform Act of 1976. Basically, the four bills seek a better balance than now exists between legitimate privacy concerns and equally legitimate law enforcement information needs. Two basic principles were used in analyzing the proposed bills: (1) the primary mission of the...
Confusion Over the Goals and Objectives of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act Program
B-157179: Published: Mar 19, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1979.
No summary is currently available...
Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
108722: Mar 7, 1979
A substantial public interest could be served by reasonable disclosure legislation in the area of lobbying activities. The interest to be served by lobbying legislation is analogous to the interest served by other disclosure statutes, that being the public's right to know the source and scope of the major influences that are brought to bear on the legislative process by the private sector. One suc...