1. Answer 2 review questions and 2 business discussion questions with one paragraph or two for each. Outside sources are required to back up your answer. For example, when discussing whether a company can use other’s trade secret without permission? The expected answer should reference relevant law to further support the discussion. For instance, Uniform Trade Secret Act with 1985 Amendments (UTSA). 2. Reply to two peer’s post with critical but polite comments. 3. Do not use answers on chegg, coursehero etc.
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Q18 State Antidiscrimination Laws
Explain how state antidiscrimination laws protect workers in situations where federal laws do not
Q15 Employee Lawsuits
(a) What is meant by the phrase “paper fortress”?
(b) How does maintaining a paper fortress aid the employer when the employee claims unfair
Business Discussion Question
1. When Maria Suarez got her new job, she was happy. As an oil rigger, she would
make enough money to support herself and her two children. But after a week of
working with a primarily male crew, her happiness was gone. Her co-workers were
the reason. At first the men made unwelcome comments about her body. Then sexual
graffiti mentioning her name appeared. When she came to work one morning a nude
female picture was pinned to one of the rigs. Her name had been scrawled across the
bottom. Maria complained to the crew foreman, who referred her to the site manager.
“Let’s ignore it for a while,” he told Maria. “It’s just good fun. The men are testing you.
You’ve got to fit in.”
a) What are Maria’s legal rights in this situation?
b) What would you do if you were the site manager?
c) Do you think Maria should just try to “fit in”?
1.You just had one of those days—exciting and overwhelming. As your company’s
director of human relations, you have dealt with an employee asking how much leave he
can take when his wife has their first baby next month. A phone call from the company’s
CFO involved discussions of potential layoffs in order to “make the budget.” A group
of employees came to meet with you, and they indicated they were talking with union
organizers as a way to combat the company’s policy of monitoring phone calls and
e-mail messages. Another group of employees expressed their feelings that they were
not being paid for all the time they worked.
Before heading home, you take a few minutes to reflect and ask yourself the following
a) How is the workday calculated?
b) What legal requirements have to be met before layoffs can occur?
c) What is the company’s responsibility to educate employees about their rights
under the FMLA?
d) Can your company properly monitor its employees’ phone calls and e-mail
Describe three trends in criminal law that impact business organizations and businesspeople.
Three criminal law trends affecting business organizations and business people include
strengthening legislation to protect the public from fraud and white-collar crime prosecutions.
For example, the Sarbanes-Oxley act forces companies to comply with stricter rules on
accounting and compliance measures. The government seeks evidence relating to the illegal
activities of senior company officials. Agents follow the chain of command through the rankings
to the highest levels of employee guilt in the company. Prosecutors are using the media as an
asset to fighting high-profile white-collar crime.
1. We present a hypothesis for consideration and ask for answers to the questions provided.
Yes, we committed a crime in selling our stock because we received information from sources
with deep knowledge of the company’s financial information. We committed a crime commonly
referred to as insider trading, which is criminal securities fraud under section 32 (a) of the
securities exchange act of 1934, as amended by the Sarbanes-Oxley act of 2002. We may also
have committed the email crime. And wire fraud and conspiracy.
2. Yes, we committed a crime by responding to federal agents. Since our answer was a lie, we
committed an offense of obstruction of justice in our investigation. By definition, when a
person intentionally interferes in any way whatsoever at any level in any way with any civil
investigation under the anti-trust civil procedure act (ACPA), in any way including the
destruction of evidence, threats, coercion and through any means of communication.
3.Yes, we are part of an illegal conspiracy because the President of the company and we
understand that we are willing to engage in an illegal act, in which the sale of shares represents
a public action.
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