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Ethical Compliance in the Workplace

Is ethical compliance a necessity in the workplace or just another nuisance issue? Has the proliferation of federal laws and regulations affected both companies and unions? How has each been impacted?

Federal Taxation

I have the following assignment that I need help completing: Maximizing the Tuition Deduction Blake maintain a household that include his daughter bianca who is 23 years old and a full time student. using funds from a savings account she inherited from her aunt, Bianca pays for her $5000 college tuition. For the year,

Legal and ethical representation of companies

Why has marketing continuously been a focus of concern in regards to both the legal and ethical representation of companies? Do you think this concern is warranted? Why or why not?

Ethical accounting practices for public & private companies

Discuss whether or not you think ethical accounting practices are equally important for both public and private companies. Discuss the importance of having a proper accounting system in place and why it is important to understand financial statements.

Smoking in the Workplace

Smoking in the Workplace Here in Los Angeles we took a lot of static when smoking was banned in bars and restaurants. Now, even the jaded New Yorkers are doing it! From a health perspective there are serious questions about second hand smoke. Of course, if you don't want to go into a smoky bar, then don't go in. But some

Legislation to prevent ethical misconduct

Do you believe we will see a new wave of legislation to prevent ethical misconduct as a result of our current global financial crisis? If so, do you think it can effectively manage these risks?

Potential problems in using "knock-off" products via a case scenario

One of your major suppliers of designer sheets, towels, and robes, describes a way the Uniform and Linen Leasing Company (U&L) can save a substantial amount of money by using "knock-offs" of the designer towels instead of the real name brand version. They show you samples and no one seems to be able to tell the difference. A ver

ethical risks involved in observation research

Please help answer the below questions: Q 1. What ethical risks are involved in observation research? Explain the risks associated with the use of unobstructive measures? Q 2. How does data in qualitative research differ from data in quantitative research? Describe a business situation and a research question. Identify whi

Company Ethical Concerns: Case Study

You are writing this memo for a corporate executive who, faced with resolving the central ethical issue, seeks your input. You are preparing this memo to provide her with information and analysis she needs to make the decision on how to deal with the ethical concerns raised. The ethical concern is that the company has been accus

Managerial accounting

1. Review the IMA Statement of Ethical Professional Practice. Does business interaction in the global market conflict with these ethical standards? Consider outsourcing, sustainability, and social responsibility. Is it possible to remain competitive in a global market and remain true to these ethical standards? Please formulate

Ethical Issues Facing Wal-Mart

Read Case Study 22, 'Wal-Mart: But We Do Give Them a 10 Percent Employee Discount. Summarize the overall viewpoint of the author. Discuss ethical issues facing Wal-Mart dealing with, 'off-the-clock-work', sexual discrimination, health benefits, the role of unions, the use of undocumented workers, as well as issues relating to ch

Select a company with a reputation for ethical business practices

Select a company with a reputation for ethical business practices -Evaluate the company's past performance marketing their product using the six pillars of the marketing code of ethicsâ?"honesty, responsibility, caring, respect, fairness, and citizenship. -Provide at least two ways in which the company could make further

Unethical In/Actions in Business

Unfortunately, the recent news in the business world over the last several years has been well-documented with examples of illegal and unethical business dealings; some involved practicing unethical accounting processes, as well as situations that involved public figures from various genres caught performing various questionable

Positive and Normative Economics

What is the difference between positive and normative economics? Which is more prevalent in today's economies? Why? What role, if any, do ethics play in positive economics? What role do ethics play in normative economics?

You are retained by Columbia corporation to audit its financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30. Your consideration of internal control indicates fairly satisfactory condition, although there are not enough employees to permit an extensive separation of duties. The company is one of the smaller units in its industry, but it has realized net income of about $500,000 in each of the last three years. Near the end of your fieldwork, you overhear a telephone call received by the president of the company while you are discussing the audit with him. The telephone conversation indicates that on May 15 of the current year the Columbia Corporation made an accommodation endorsement of a 60-day $430,000 note issues by a major customer, Brill Corporation, to its bank. The purpose of the telephone call from Brill was to inform your client that the note had been paid at the maturity date. You had not been aware of the existence of the note before overhearing the telephone call. (A) From an ethical standpoint, do you think the auditors would be justified in acting on information acquired in this manner? (B) Should the balance sheet as of June 30 disclose the contingent liability? (C) Prepare a list of auditing procedures that might have brought the contingency to light. Explain fully the likelihood of detection of the accommodation endorsement.

You are retained by Columbia corporation to audit its financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30. Your consideration of internal control indicates fairly satisfactory condition, although there are not enough employees to permit an extensive separation of duties. The company is one of the smaller units in its indust

Ethical behavior can shift depending on the situation. In order for an organization to eliminate unethical behavior, it will have a code of conduct in place. What actions within the organization need to be taken in order to ensure ethical behavior is followed?

Ethical behavior can shift depending on the situation. In order for an organization to eliminate unethical behavior, it will have a code of conduct in place. What actions within the organization need to be taken in order to ensure ethical behavior is followed?

Legal and Ethical Quotes

What do you think about these two quotes? Just Because It's Legal, Is It Ethical? It Seems Right in Theory But Does It Work in Practice?

Unethical Business and Marketing Practices

With the memory of the many companies showing poor judgment and poor ethics, such as B&P, Toyota, Enron, WorldCom, Arthur Andersen, and others fresh in your mind, you have been asked to advise your company's CEO on to how to minimize the risk of a similar event occurring at your company. Specifically, what recommendations wo

Developing an Ethical Organizational Code of Conduct Policy

Create a code of conduct policy for a nightclub business. Prepare a framework, using concepts and values, for your Code of Conduct. Incorporate any legal, social and ethical principles under which you would want your organization to operate. Examine a nightclub code to make sure that it will be operable and will empower stakehol

Decision making pitfalls

Decision making pitfalls. Choose one that you think is most common, or perhaps you have experienced at your workplace. Describe the pitfall and the steps to avoid it within work teams. (5 types of Pitfalls: groupthink,escalation of commitment, the abilene paradox, group polarization, unethical decision making)