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Identify and give examples using at least 6 different employment and labor laws that interfere with the ability of an employer to operate its business successfully. Additionally, discuss laws that encourage employers to adopt sound practices which comply with legal requirements and promotes the employer's interest. Please explain why you classify them as you do. Are there possibilities of these laws improving? Please explain in details how they can be changed.

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In New York city, regulations for opening a restaurant or catering company are endless, and are often prohibitive of market entry. There is the "community board" hearings, three to four months. If your business sells alcohol, you will need a permit from the liquor authority. There are a grand total of 30 permits and 10 separate agencies to deal with. Usually, the process takes a year, and that is a very generous estimate.

Right to work laws are often described as acting in the interest of the employers. Of course they do, since they forbid union contracts that represent all workers under a blanket policy. Since pro-union states, or so it is said, have higher labor costs than right to work states, this is an example of a regulation that can, under certain circumstances, assist business. Yet, in the state of Oklahoma, since the right to work law was passed in 2001, about one-third of the state's business has left. Some, but not all, pundits blame this on the anti-union legislation.

There is some evidence that anti-union laws hurt the middle class and small business. When unions no longer function, almost always, wages go down, and the economy is hurt from the demand side. Since small business depends on local customers, any drain on wages will harm business. Even more, anti-union states might attract large firms that can put the smaller ones out of business, but both of these arguments, while popular, are still controversial.

The Washington Times reports on the now-famous Federal sting operation against Amish farms. In April of 2011, a Pennsylvania Amish farm was raided by the FDA because they were enforcing a ban on "raw milk." The FDA holds that raw milk (that is, milk not pasteurized) is terrible for humanity. The Amish have been successfully selling it for years without a problem. Given the fact that the Amish have been model businessmen for decades in PA, this clearly counts as an ...

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1) Do you believe employee elections regulated by the NLRB are successful? Why or why not? Please explain your answer.
2) Discuss the difference between an employer's support of and domination of a union.
3) Compare and contrast the factors that might contribute to employees' voting to decertify a union.
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Reference:

Carrell, M. R., & Heavrin, C. (2010). Labor relations and collective bargaining: Cases, practice, and law (9th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

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