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Discrimination on the basis of an individual's protected class status is prohibited by Federal law. In employment practices, hiring employees based on their religion, sex and national origin may be permitted; if such qualities are deemed as a bona fide occupational qualification (BOFQ) for the job. The solution explains in detail three examples of a BFOQ and includes 270 words.

The student asked the following question: When may an organization legally hire employees based upon "religion, sex, or national origin"? Provide an example of a job that would permit such a restriction (1 example for each of the three qualifications). This solution explains what a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) is,

Litte's Law, Measurement Techniques and Process Throughput Time

1. Explain Little's Law and how it can be used. 2. Define a process and basic process measures such as cycle time and utilization. 3. Explain how a firm determines its available capacity. 4. The United States economy cannot support itself solely on its service industry. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Defend y

Intoxicated Contracts and Liability

1. Intoxicated, Clio agrees to sell her restaurant, Diners Cafe, to Evan for half of its real market value. This deal is most likely void if a. Clio appeared intoxicated to Evan. b. Clio disaffirms the contract after becoming sober. c. Clio was so intoxicated as to have no memory of the deal. d. Evan fraudulently indu

Sarbanes Oxley Act and Domestic and Foreign Corporations

United States businesses are subjected to specific rules which help ensure that they continue to operate ethically and within the bounds of the law. Foreign countries tend to have less stringent laws than here in the US for regulating ethics and standards. Does the Sarbanes Oxley Act affect foreign corporations, if at all? Usin

Pay for Performance in the Legal Profession

Compensation based on pay for performance models is not new to corporate America, but it is practically unheard of in the law profession, until recently. Law firms are now seriously considering abandoning the traditional and long-established lock-step compensation system for a more rigorous pay-for-performance system. What could

ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act

Shirley Hoffman was a whiz at her indexing job at Caterpillar Inc. She moved faster than almost anyone, even though she was born without a left arm below the elbow. Several accomodations, including rearranging some items in her work space, allowed her to do the job. But when Hoffman asked to be trained on the department's high-s

Covenant not to compete

1. What is an example of a covenant not to compete? 2. Name and explain all the way a contract can be discharged. 3. What is an example of condition subsequent? 4. Explain the way the pre-nuptial agreement (contract consideration of marriage) and why they might enforceable.

UAV and Law Enforcement

I am in the process of preparing a response regarding UAVs as emerging technology in law enforcement. Could someone please give me a brief overview of this topic? The main areas I need assistance in are regarding the value chain analysis for law enforcement that includes the public, law enforcement officials, and suspects. How s

Consumer Rights

Identify the six rights of the consumer and discuss why each one is important.

Employees may lose focus for their job duties and begin to miss work due to outside stress factors, such as caring for an ill spouse. When an employer notices errors and uncharacteristic issues with a worker, there are one of two things that can be done: define the problem and create a solution - or ignore it. This solution includes a reference on Federal labor laws that may apply, along with containing over 350 words.

The textbook case posed by the student was: You are a member of the senior hospital administration. You become aware of a problem involving a long-time and well-respected employee, as well as the employee's suervisor. The employee in question is a social worker; a very competent and very conscientious professional. His wife has

Performance Rating Systems

1/ Explain the value of documentation in performance rating systems and how it can create change in the organization. 2/ Select an athlete from the national football league and study the performance trends of his career. Once you have reviewed his performance trends, provide three bullets about how his career has been succes

What Specific Performance is Sought?

General Equity Corporation enters into a contract with Honi, who agrees to create artwork for General's main office building. Honi delays and eventually refuses to perform. Meanwhile, General contracts to sell the building to Ideal Investments, Inc., but before the transaction is complete, Jewel Funds Company offers to pay a hig

An entrepreneur buys a business, then discovers the seller has taken a job with the competition. The potential ramifications could be decreased sales as the former owner is now soliciting business away from the new owner. This solution is over 300 words and includes a reference on the type of legal protection the entrepreneur may have.

The solution is more than 300 words, with a reference, to analyze what happens when an entrepreneur buys a business and discovers the previous owner is now working for the competition. The specific textbook case is: A man entered into a contract to buy a small business from the entrepreneur who had started it. Before completing

Children's Advertising Law

1. Issues: What is the problem with Children's advertising? Trace the sequence of events that led to the new law on consumer protection. Assess the intensity of social pressures leading to the law and its evolution. Represent the evolution in a curve, indicating the key events that permitted to divide into distinct phases. What

Partnership, corporation and limited liability

Which is better option of organization if you are opening an small business with a partner and both are investing the same amount of money, a partnership, a corporation or a limited liability company? Which will pay less taxes? Which is better protect against lawsuits or torts?

Surrogate Mother Contract Case

Case Study: William Stern vs. Mary Beth Whitehead New Jersey Supreme Court 109 NJ 396, 537A. 2d 1227 Decision: February 2, 1988 Facts: William and Elizabeth Stern placed an advertisement looking for a surrogate mother. Mary Beth Whitehead responded and entered into a contract with William Stern. Elizabeth Stern, Willi

Employment Law - Disability and Accommodation

Q#1 Also, please remember that an employer never has to "create" a job for a disabled employee. The employee must always be able to perform the "essential" functions of the job in order to be "qualified" for the job, and, therefore protected under the ADA. Please elaborate on this statement. Q#2 I work in HR so I am always

Employment Law - Disability

Let's be perfectly clear! An employer may never ask an applicant in an interview if the applicant has a disability! The employer may detail for the applicant the essential functions of the job and ask if the applicant can perform them, with or without a reasonable accommodation, but that's as far as the inquiry can go. Please

Discussing Employment Law

Pretend you are the HR Manager of a large retail department store. An individual who is deaf and mute applies for the position of retail salesperson in the Women's Apparel department. The applicant is equally qualified in terms of experience as the other applicants who have applied for the position. Will you hire the deaf and mu

Draft Landscaping Contract

I and my partner have recently started a residential landscaping and lawn care company in Kearney, Nebraska. We are anxious to gain new customers and we bids for services are generally lower than other residential landscaping and lawn care companies in this area. Because of our pricing and because we are so prompt and efficient

Evaluating a Court Case for ADA Compliance

The actual textbook case presented by the student was: Allie is a licensed pilot who is nearsighted. She has 20/20 (perfect) vision when she wears her contact lenses. Without her contact lenses, she cannot read or drive, but with her contact lenses, she is able to engage in these activities. Acme Airlines has a requirement that

Termination of Employees

You are a member of the management team at your place of employment. You have been tasked to create a policy for the termination of employees "for just cause." What specific components would you include in your termination policy? Why? 300 words or more.

Business Law - Implied Contract During Job Interview

This business law case study analyzes the scenario of what occurs during a job interview. Upon concluding a job interview, the candidate (Burt) was told by the interviewer (Michael) "I look forward to working with you." Additionally, Burt was from New York and Michael further offered to help him with his move to San Diego. Based


Explain and describe how arbitration works, and how it may benefit, or hinder either side.

Supply Contract

Supply Contract: For a make-to-stock situation, the manufacturer incurs a fixed production cost of $20,000 and a variable cost of $60 per unit. The salvage value is $15 per unit.The market department has given the following expected demand distribution for the product: Demand Probability 5,000 0.25 6,000 0.20 7,000 0.20

Protecting Employees Rights

I was recently advised of a situation that took place at my work location where an employee accessed inappropriate information from her work computer and she made several copies of it. Management was informed of the situation and she was terminated as a result of her actions. An employee who reported the information to managemen