civil penalties


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civil penalties

n. fines or surcharges imposed by a governmental agency to enforce regulations such as late payment of taxes, failure to obtain a permit, etc.

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But it is the proposals for new civil penalties that could have the biggest impact on landlords and letting agents.
Prior to this order, the largest civil penalties that the Department assessed carriers for violating its tarmac delay rules were $1.
In 2008, the government introduced a system of civil penalties for employers who employ illegal migrant workers.
The Illinois' Department of Financial and Professional Regulation already had the authority to impose civil penalties on credit unions.
The civil penalties were brought in five years ago and mean that employers do not get a criminal record.
The ruling was issued by Chairman Mary Lu Jordan, Commissioner Patrick Nakamura and former Commissioner Robert Cohen, who said in the majority opinion that "deterrence is a principal basic to and underlying the entire statutory scheme of imposing civil penalties.
Legal experts believed that the SEC fine against Rajaratnam is noteworthy because in many cases judges would not impose such substantial civil penalties against a defendant who has already been sentenced and ordered to pay stiff criminal fines.
Illinois lawmakers in recent months beefed up the civil penalties for destroying a farmer's crops.
civil penalties for employers who engage illegal migrant workers, with a proposed maximum penalty of up to [pounds sterling]10,000 for each illegal worker;
The Bar may soon become involved in collecting some civil penalties against unlicensed practitioners of law.
Boyd noted that the Wal-Mart settlement alone equaled eight years of civil penalties collected by the former Immigration and Naturalization Service.
For both sides, the closing agreement means that they will not have to devote considerable resources following the criminal tax case to pursuing, or defending against, civil penalties relating to KPMG's promotion of and participation in the tax shelters.