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You are an entrepreneur starting a new retail business. Examine the legal and ethical considerations you would make during the hiring process, as well as the legal and ethical ramifications of mismanaging the staffing process.

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The decision to open your own business and what products or services to offer is hard enough for one to make, but to couple with all of this, one has to take into consideration the hiring of new employees in order to make one's business successful. Many people starting out their own business do not really understand that a careful thought process is involved when deciding who is right to help you make your company even more successful.

When making the decision as to who to hire, Purdue University (n.d) states that the hiring process should be your primary focus. This is because these are the people that will be helping your company excel and be profitable. If you do not hire the right people you will see that in the profitability of your company. However, while it is very important to know who you are hiring, there are a few legal and ethical ramifications that should be considered as well.

Legal Ramifications

There are a number of Federal and state laws that protect employees against certain abuse and injustice from employers that all new hiring employers should be made a aware of. For instance, the first law is the Civil ...

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The decision to open your own business and what products or services to offer is hard enough for one to make, but to couple with all of this, one has to take into consideration the hiring of new employees in order to make one's business successful.

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