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Wrongful Discharge

Please discuss question below. Minimum 150 words Q.: Worth H. Percivil, a mechanical engineer, was first employed by General Motors in 1947 and remained in their employment until he was discharged in 1973. At the time his employment was terminated, Percivil was head of GM's Mechanical Development Department. Percivil sued GM

Whistle-Blowers Discussion

Please discuss question below: Q.: Debra Roxberry supervised the dry-cleaning department for Robertson and Penn, Inc. (R&P), a private contractor to the U.S. government for laundry and dry-cleaning services at Fort Riley, Kansas. Willie Dawson was an employee of an­other private contractor to the U.S. government, which opera

Immigration Reform and Control Act effect on Employment

Does the Immigration Reform and Control Act apply to your current (or most recent) employer? Explain. What are the consequences to an employer if it hires an unauthorized alien? In your opinion, why is this law important? Do you think the economy has a shortage of skilled workers? Please explain your thoughts fully.

Discussion in Retail Contracts with Commission

Please answer the question and Discuss. Question: Palmer made a valid contract with Ames under which Ames was to sell Palmer's goods on commission from January 1 to June 30. Ames made satisfactory sales up to May 15 and was then about to close an unusually large order when Palmer suddenly and without notice revoked Ames's au

Fiduciary Duty through Failure to Disclose

Please read question below and answer or discuss. Minimum 230 words QUESTION : H & R Block's tax filing services allow customers to obtain faster tax refunds than would otherwise occur by simply mailing the return to the Internal Revenue Service. For customers who want to obtain a faster refund, H&R Block arranges bank loans

Liability Discussion

Please read question below and answer or discuss. Minimum 230 words Question: Paul Stieger gave his Chevy Chase Bank credit card to a Ms. Garrett during a business trip. He told her to use the card only for a car rental and for hotel lodging. After Stieger returned from the trip, he found that Garrett had used his card for

Repeated Violations

Case Study: Repeated Violations, located in chapter nine on p. 190-191 in the READ section of Crisis Management in the new strategic landscape / Crandall, W., Parnell, J. & Spillan, J. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. (2010) In a narrative format, summarize the key facts and issues of the case in min of four hundred words. Update

Bankruptcy, student loans and sole proprietorships

Answer the questions in Scenario 1 and then select ONE of the other two Scenarios. It is not necessary to copy the case study into the paper. Label the beginning of each case study with the number you selected (e.g. Scenario 1). Cite your sources in APA format on a separate page Scenario 1: Bankruptcy Celia graduated from a

Shareholder Obligations

How can a company focus on the needs of its stakeholders without neglecting its shareholder obligations?

Legal Liability

Case Study 1 Erica contracted to purchase a giant 72" television from Hometown Electronics, a large retailer for appliances and electronics. Hometown agreed to deliver the television to Erica's home. On the way to Erica's house, the delivery truck, subcontracted by Hometown, was hit by another truck and all of the contents we

Products liability in business

Select ONE of the scenarios below and explain the best solution. Include comments related to ethical issues that may arise. Scenario 1 Standard preprinted forms are frequently used by merchants to negotiate sales contracts. These standard forms usually contain terms that favor the drafter. An offerer (seller) who sends a

Moral reasoning and action in business

Read the case below and answer the questions that follow: As the young, newly appointed Senior Manager of a chemical plant, James learns that a team of internal auditors from his firm's home office will conduct an audit on his factory in two days. He prepares his staff as best he can. The day before the auditors arrive, five

Choosing the Appropriate Business Ownership Structure

Case Study 2 Ralphael and Mitch have general commitments from several people to invest in their exotic animal park. Mitch wants to form a limited partnership, but realizes that every limited partnership must have at least one general partner who manages the business and is subject to unlimited liability for the business and i

Professional experience in the business world

Relate your professional or personal experience in the business world as an employee or employer and an ethical issue you confronted that falls within the realm of employment law. For example, a student could write about his or her experience working long hours as a minor in violation of federal wage and hour laws. If you hav

Henry Ford's Labor Practices - Employee Privacy

Henry Ford's strict labor practices that caused such high turnover. Workers were not allowed to talk on the production line, for example, and he employed detectives to spy. Answer the following questions: a. What limits should be placed on a company's right to monitor and control its employees form an ethical perspective?

Eployee Relations

Professional Sports Lockout Select a labor lockout that has occurred in professional sports such as the NFL, NHL, or NBA. There were monetary issues as well as non-monetary issues that affected the lockout. Search for references and describe the key issues that led to the lockout. Be sure to describe issues from both the owne

Implications of Certain Employment Laws

A number of employers will utilize restrictive covenants such as having employees sign confidentiality, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements upon hire. When the employee leaves, the employer will enforce the agreement against the employee. Let us assume an employer had an employee sign a non-competition agreement that

Employment Law: Layoffs and Ageism

A Fortune 500 employer wishes to lay off 25% of its workforce due to rapidly declining sales. The employees vary in age and length of service, with half of the employees being above the age of 40 and half being below the age of 40. Also, half of the employees have been with the employer in excess of 10 years. What legal consider

Feasible Alternatives to Downsizing

What are some feasible alternatives to downsizing? If downsizing must occur, what criteria should be used to select those individuals who will be downsized? Would your response differ depending on whether the employer was unionized or nonunionized?

Review clippings, McDonald's strip search incident, imagine a scenario that is not quite as egregious as the one referenced. Instead, imagine that a female assistant manager performed the same cavity search of the 18-year-old female employee because she thought the employee had stolen some money from the register. Answer the legal questions regarding this scenario.

Review Clippings, McDonald's strip search incident, imagine a scenario that is not quite as egregious as the one referenced. Instead, imagine that a female assistant manager performed the same cavity search of the 18-year-old female employee because she thought the employee had stolen some money from the register. The assistant

Employment Law: Wrongful Termination

Davis Hosiery Mills has each new employee sign an acknowledging receipt of the company's handbook. In small print, it states the employment relationship as "at-will". An employee sues for wrongful termination.

Employment Law: NLRB

What is the NLRB? What is its relationship to the NLRA? Lastly, what are the elements that an employee must meet to prove discrimination under the NLRA, and what must an employer show to defend against such a claim? References in APA please.

Card-Check Procedures

Should card-check procedures be allowed to determine employees' desire for union representation or only formal representation elections? What result does it favor? What is the main objection to its use? How can that objection be moderated?

Employment Law: Writing to HR Department

Imagine a simulated scenario in which you will make a presentation to your HR Department in preparation for a move by the employees to introduce collective bargaining into your company. Without taking a pro or con position, prepare an objective "brief sheet" summarizing background information about two of the following four orga

Nonmerchants, Fraud, and the Future

Could you please answer these three questions? First question : Under the UCC merchants are held to a higher standard than nonmerchants. Why does the Code do this? Is it fair to require a higher standard of merchants than of nonmerchants? Should additional protections be given to nonmerchants under the Code? Second q

Employment Law: Battoni v IBEW Local Union No 102

Read the Battoni v. IBEW Local Union No. 102 Employee Pension Plan case and answer the following: 1. What were the legal issues in this case? What did the court decide? 2. Since the anti-cutback provisions of ERISA apply only to pensions and not welfare plans, what did changing the conditions under which retiree health care be

IBP v. Alvarez and Tum v. Barbar Foods

Read the following cases: IBP v. Alvarez (http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-9th-circuit/1335503.html) and Tum v. Barbar Foods (http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-1st-circuit/1158592.html). These cases were litigated all the way to the Supreme Court. What, if any, practical impact might these ruling have on businesses? Why do you think th

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Employment Effects

Suppose that you are an employer with 110 employees and a group health plan. How would the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act affect your company? Is it worth your while to avoid making changes that affect the grandfathering status of your plan?