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Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX): positive effect on the companies under SEC jurisdiction

Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 has been described as the most far-reaching legislation affecting business since the passage of the 1933 Securities Act. There is one part of this process that is beginning to have a positive effect on the companies under SEC jurisdiction. The events of the last 5 years have made it clear to all

Affirmative Action as it applies to the public sector and private sector employers, and how it interacts with the Title VII requirements of Equal Employment Opportunity. "Affirmative Action law makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. The law also makes it illegal to retaliate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit. The law also requires that employers reasonably accommodate applicants' and employees' sincerely held religious practices, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the operation of the employer's business. (EEOC, 2010)." "Affirmative Action addresses discrimination for women, minorities and individuals with disabilities. "The Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination to individuals based on race, color, religion, gender, and national origin (Bennett-Alexander & Hartman, 2004)". Affirmative Action also applies to public sector and private sector employers. Managers with positions available hire a friend or family-member, who lacks skills the job requires. Subsequently, affirmative action was implemented to have standards in place for the new hire to adequately fit the position. Affirmative Action and Title VII requirements of Equal Employment Opportunity interact with each other because efforts of the plan are displayed in the programs. The objectives of the two are to have a proactive plan to identify, recruit, and promote women, minorities and individuals with disabilities. To offset past discrimination practices and ensure that the individual that is being hired for the position is qualified affirmative action plans and programs have been enforced" (EEOC).

Affirmative Action as it applies to the public sector and private sector employers, and how it interacts with the Title VII requirements of Equal Employment Opportunity. "Affirmative Action law makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. The law also makes it i

Future Contract choices for hedging price of frozen orange juice

On January 1, a contract was signed to deliver 60,000 pounds of frozen orange juice on May 1 (exactly 4 month away). Ms. Smith signed the contract. Ms. Smith plans to buy the orange juice from a local distributor in May. With a small profit margin, though, Ms. Smith is afraid she might incur a loss if orange juice prices increa

Patient Privacy Laws

Many physicians within the Bay City network have requested technical assistance in understanding patient privacy, confidentiality, and informed consent. You have been asked to develop answers to their specific questions that have come forward from the physicians. This information will be used at a later time to develop traini

Business Ethical Issues

O What is business ethics? o Explain at least three ethical issues within today's business environment that affect your community and organization. â?¢ Format consistent with APA guidelines and include at least 3 references.

I need to choose one law school and write about it?

I really need your help i dont understand any of the topics listed, you can choose the one you know the best to help me in my studies. Thank you: Jurisprudence is the science and philosophy of law, there are several schools of jurisprudence. There are 7 school of law, i have to choose: 1 out 7 topics and write about it? There

Business Law

I need assistance in analyzing the following scenario! A women work as a nurse at a facility which handled bariatric (treatment of obesity) patients. This type of patient has somehow increased in numbers at the medical facility (not sure why). A female nurse was reassigned from a bariatric patient to another non-bariatric pati

Business Law: Regulatory or Compliance Requirements

Identify a regulatory or compliance requirement related to the employment relationship. The requirement may involve workplace safety, wages and hours, or retirement. What law governs the requirement? What obligations does that requirement create for the employer and employee? What may managers do to ensure compliance?

Breach of Oral Contract for Foodmart Inc.

Brian McDonald spent his time away from work on his hobby, model trains. His train set was large and consisted of rare and one-of-a-kind trains. One day, while visiting with fellow train hobbyist Harry, Brian said, "When I retire in 2 years from Foodmart, I'm going to sell my trains and spend the rest of my life traveling on r

Family and Medical Leave Act

1. I need help with putting together an introduction to what it is all about 2. I need help in describing FMLA in detail and also contrasting it to at least one other management approach.

Employment discrimination or sexual harassment

Select either employment discrimination or sexual harassment and discuss its surrounding legal issues. What may managers do to prevent, detect, and remedy legal risk arising from this topic?

Business Law help

Need some help on this # Explain the basics of contract law. # Explain contract law in a simple and concise manner. # Incorporate the terms offer, acceptance, and consideration in the report. # Include an example of a written contract that you have entered into, and identify the features that make it a valid contract.

Sarbanes-Oxley

For the first years after the passage of Sarbanes-Oxley, many companies chose to go public in London (the AIM = Alternative Investment Market sponsored by the London Stock Exchange). Some are claiming that SOX is to blame. Do you agree, or is there more to the story? Has the collapse of world financial markets over the past t

Administratively Dissolved Compnay

A compny was administratively dissolved on July 1st after it forgot to file various required documents with our state's secretary of state. This company provides construction services to consumers. The company provided construction servcies to a consumer on July 10th which was after they were administratively dissolved. The c

Business law question

Pete Principal instructs Al Agent, his employee, to repossess some property owned by Ted Turner. Al knows that the repossession is illegal but performs it any way. Please prepare a written discussion on all aspects of the potential liability in this case. When composing the answer it states that you should consider within y

Employee Free Choice Act

Discuss examples of what a company might want to discuss with regard to communications to employees to legally pursuade them not to join a union

Intellectual Influences

Task: Analyze the significance of the value of Google's intellectual capital to the overall success of the organization Please provide reference(s)

Rights and Responsibilities of Debtors and Creditors are noted

A privately owned company that sells home security systems and is seeking to open new locations in the five fastest growing cities throughout the United States. To succeed, the company plans to invest in a new technological infrastructure. Because the company does not have the required capital on hand to move in this direction,

Business Law case

You have been hired by Joe Contractor to handle the following situation: Big Ben Bully hired Joe Contractor to build him a state-of-the art recording studio. Ben was a very famous artist and was known around Hollywood to love to carry guns. Joe was likewise famous as a contractor for the stars. In fact, one of Ben's friends t

General Question

All people - companies - countries will do what they can to make money. We all have our own personal codes and lines that we will not cross. However, we all have different lines. An action that is offensive to one person might be a perfectly legit way to make money to another person. An easy example would be a country the le

FMLA and OSHA analysis

Information that explain the application and implication to the following laws for an employer. Analyze the following employee safety, health, and welfare laws: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970 Answer the two questions below 1. What are employers' responsib

Question about employment discrimination

American Express is the organization Discuss American Express' policy on the treatment of exempt employees versus non-exempt employees. Is there any employment discrimination (hiring and/or firing)? Are there any differences, in the treatment of exempt employees versus non-exempt employees? If so, why or why not? Organ

Case Analysis on Employment Discrimination

Case study on employment discrimination in the work place. should parties in mediation discuss with others what was discuss during mediation. So the have the right to breach confidentially in court? Joan has alleged that Tanya discriminated against her when Tanya yet again gave Jim, rather than her, a career-building assi

Napster and Intellectual Property Rights

What legal issues did Napster have? Did Napster violate any laws? Which ones? What other industries are affected by Napster? Could it also affect the academic E-books? What laws would be broken by piracy of E-books? How important is it to observe laws when starting a company? Required Articles: Gomes, L. (2001)

Was it good organizational politics for Overstock.com's CIO to act as he did?

Was it good organizational politics for Overstock.com's CIO to act as he did? Why? Do you have any better political advice to extend to him? -------------- Paul Strassman, a former vice president of Xerox Corp., has written a number of books and articles regarding organizational politics and governance and may be conside