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Legal and Ethical Issues Encountered in Health and Social Care: Elderly People with Dementia in Residential Home. - This assignment will identify and evaluate the legal and ethical issues within the health and social care for elderly people with dementia and living in residential homes. It will address the difference between the legal and ethical issues and the impact it has on the person suffering from the disease, their family and the role that the professionals have in decision making for the individual’s wellbeing. Dementia is a disease which causes mental debility and affects one’s way of intelligent, attentiveness, recollection and problem-solving (NHS, 2013)....   [tags: health, social, cause, ethical, issues. legal] 1317 words
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Ethical and Legal issues in ICT - Ethical and Legal issues in ICT • Introduction The consistent use of information and communication technology (ICT) in modern world enables us for countless opportunities for individuals, institutions, business organisations and scientists, but it also raises difficult ethical and legal problems. In particular, ICT helped to make societies more complex and thus even harder to understand. The use of ICT has led to changes in concepts: ownership, buying and selling, right to possession, theft, justice in the distribution of resources and access rights....   [tags: Information, Communication, Technology]
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Legal Issues in Emergency Management - We all know that the people in the United States can be sue-happy; in other words, anyone can sue for almost anything. During an emergency, it is no different. There will be on the spot decisions to be made and they will not always be favorable to the involving parties. Lawsuits will always pop up out of nowhere which is why it is important to have Legal Counsel in Emergency Management. As with anything else, you must always, always cover your butt. Not covering it properly (by legal standards) can present issues of liability due to negligence....   [tags: Attorney, Lawsuit] 597 words
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Work Environment and Legal Issues - Introduction The growing issues with Internet usage in the workplace has become a major concern for employers. Employers are discovering that employees are spending hours of wasted time surfing the Internet and sending inappropriate emails. Employers classify this type of behavior as, “Internet abuse,” and breaking company’s policies. While employees see this type of behavior harmless, employers see this as potential risks to their organization. Previous researched study show employees spend hours surfing the Internet and sending non-work related emails to co-workers, family, and friends....   [tags: workplace, internet usage at work]
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Legal Issues In Reduction Of Workforce - July 2007 Legal Issues in Reduction of Workforce Candidates Key Concepts of employment law Brian Carter Discrimination based on disabilities: The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits employer discrimination against job applicants or employees based on whether the employee had a disability in the past or whether the employee has any disabilities or is being regarded as having a disability. Physical and mental impairment includes physical disorders or conditions, disease, disfigurement, amputation affecting a vital body system, psychological disorders, mental retardation, mental illness, and learning disabilities....   [tags: Legal Case Study] 1111 words
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Professional, Ethical and Legal issues in nursing - According to American Nurses Association (ANA), (2010) “the nurse promotes, advocates for and strives to protect the heath, safety and right of the patient” (p. 6). Nursing responsibilities should be acted at the highest standard and must be based on legal and ethical obligations. Healthcare provider’s perception and judgment in the patient’s well being as well as taking into account the right of the patient in every action is one of the key elements in nursing practice. International Council of Nurses (ICN), (2006) states “The nurse at all times maintains standards of personal conduct which reflect well on the profession and enhance public confidence” (p....   [tags: Health Care] 2256 words
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Overview of Data Encryption and Legal Issues - Overview of Data Encryption and Legal Issues What is encryption and why do we need it. The concept of encrypting information has been popular for hundreds of years. Revolutionaries, scientists, political activists and lovers have utilized this technique to maintain privacy and confidentiality in their communications. As kids, we would take our secret messages and shift the letters of the alphabet by a specific number to create an encrypted message. For example, by shifting the letters of the alphabet by three we could change the word cyberlaw to fbehuodz....   [tags: Privacy Legal Essays] 2221 words
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Legal Issues of Constitution of Trust - The legal issue of constitution of trusts is very important, judicial decisions over the years on cases where trusts were not properly constituted indicates that constitution of trusts could be quite complex and must be very cautiously done by a property owner as a simple factor could make his trust void. An express trust is completely constituted either by effectively transferring property to trustees or by effectively declaring a trust. In case of personal property, the declaration of the trust may be put in writing; however, equity will not perfect an imperfect gift....   [tags: equality, trusts, law, principle] 2731 words
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Legal Issues of The Napster Website - Napster, an idea from the head of a teenager redefined the Internet and the music industry forever. The Napster website concept is simple: its creator hoped to design a "program that allows computer users to swap MP3s with one another directly (aka Peer to Peer File Sharing), without going through a middleman. Napster had achieved a tremendous level of success, but it once was a controversial service that spurred what is still one of the greatest Internet-related debates: Just because we can get the music we want without paying for it, should we?, although it is technically a file sharing program that has a central server....   [tags: music industry, napster, mp3] 914 words
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Legal Issues in Healhthcare - ... It was concluded by the Board that the treatment of Dr. Nordell was gross negligence and they suspended her license to practice medicine. Dr. Vandall did what the law required him to do when he learned what was going on. After that, Dr. Nordell began filing many complaints against Dr. Vandall, stating that he was "looking at her patient's records without authorization". She sent a letter to the hospital's Quality Assurance Committee and then complaints to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists ("ACOG")....   [tags: laws and court proceedings] 933 words
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Legal Issues In Reduction Of Workforce - Introduction Team A conducted research on FastServe Inc. regarding legal issues in reduction of the company's workforce. This paper will address the important issues in understanding and avoiding the risks of discrimination claims against the FastServe Corporation by: 1) discussing what role length of service plays in making decisions for a reduction- in –force, 2) reviewing the extent to which management should consider gender, race, age and other protected class designations when making reduction- in – force decisions, 3) explaining the role ethics play in decision making and 4) recommending employment policies for FastServe Inc....   [tags: Business Law]
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Legal Issues In Reduction Of Workforce - Legal Issues in Reduction of Workforce Introduction: Fast serve; Incorporated is a $25 million company whose main product is direct marketing of branded sports apparel. They have recently decided to end their online retail outlet. Because of this draw down, they must also reduce their workforce. For this simulation, they must decide to layoff 3 employees out of the 5 employees in the simulation. Beside work productivity, reliability, skill sets, educational background and their employment status, Fast Serve Inc....   [tags: Business Employment Laws Firing] 1729 words
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Legal Issues in Reduction of Workforce - Legal Issues in Reduction of Workforce Introduction FastServe Inc is a 25 million dollar 350 person-strong organization that focuses on the direct marketing of branded sports apparel. The company decided to shift focus towards the Generation Y sports-crazy segment and opened two online marketing distribution channels, one for boys and one for girls. At that time the company moved ten percent of employees to manage this division. The main attraction for these online channels was the 3-D Drape-N-See mannequins that attracted the Gen-Y segment however because they were difficult to download potential buyers were not making enough transactions to justify the investment of the technology neces...   [tags: Human Resources Employees] 1379 words
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Legal Issues In Reduction Of Workforce - Legal Issues In Reduction Of Workforce Introduction Fast Serve, Incorporated is a $25 million company whose main product is direct marketing of branded sports apparel. They have recently decided to end their online retail outlet....   [tags: Lay Offs Fire Downsizing] 891 words
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Legal Issues in Reduction of Workforce - Legal Issues in Reduction of Workforce Introduction FastServe Inc. is a $25million company involved in the direct marketing of branded sports apparel. They once had two online websites, one for girls and one for boys. The websites didn’t do well and became and expense and subsequently that division had to be disbanded and the websites shutdown. Due to this shutdown, FastServe will now have to reduce its workforce by 10% in an effort to decrease their expenses. Subsequently, a list of 5 employees was compiled and of those five, three must be chosen to be terminated....   [tags: Work Layoff Downsizing] 1917 words
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Database privacy and Legal Issues - Database privacy and legal issues Data privacy law regulates data management, and information systems manage data. Therefore, data privacy assurance must consider system assurance. An IT department should streamline its functions with the industry standards and privacy regulations in order to avoid any disruption. In order to achieve those objectives, the IT department should assess the risks, design a strategic plan to achieve privacy compliance, implement required policies and procedures, and monitor and audit the procedures to ensure privacy compliance....   [tags: essays research papers] 970 words
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Case Assessment of Ethical and Legal Issues in Education - Introduction Case Assessment, Ethical/Legal Issues Assessment Tools Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children (MMTIC). According to the Center for Application of Psychological Type the MMTIC results provides a student with new awareness of their strengths and stretches, and the difference they might have with friends, teachers, and parents, is a fun exploration of personality type, yields better self-management and gives young people valuable tools for personal growth and lifelong learning (2014)....   [tags: assessment, domains, interventions]
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Legal Issues Essay: Open versus Closed - Legal Issues Essay: Open verses Closed 1 Legal Issues Essay: Open versus Closed Abstract This essay discuses the relative merits and demerits of open source and closed source software in terms of the effect on the consumer. The impact that closed or open source software has on the individual consumer is varied, therefore in the following sections arguments will be set forth for both points of view. An overall conclusion is eventually drawn from these arguments using varied sources of information as basis for the final distinction between Open or Closed software in terms of benefits or detriments....   [tags: Computer Science ]
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Sexual Harassment at Work: Legal Issues - Sexual Harassment This essay responds to the following prompts: 1. Define sexual harassment as the term is used legally. 2. Explain how sexual harassment differs from gender discrimination. 3. Provide the legal definition of "quid pro quo" (also known as "vicarious liability") sexual harassment. Provide one example of a behavior which could be found to be quid pro quo sexual harassment. 4. Provide the legal definition of hostile environment sexual harassment. Provide one example of a behavior which could be found to be hostile environment sexual harassment....   [tags: quid pro quo, hostile environment]
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The Legal Issues Surrounding Packet Sniffing - During a conversation last year with a Houston-based network administrator, I asked, “Is wire sniffing at some random public WiFi hotspot illegal?” “No, not at all. It’s just passive…and besides, anyone stupid enough to pass their sensitive information over an unsecure network gets what they deserve.” As it turns out, he was wrong, but he’s not alone in his confusion. A quick search shows that many other people are curious about the legality of packet sniffing, but that the advice they get is contradictory....   [tags: Internet Security]
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Legal Aspects of Fire Protection - ... The Mutual Aid Agreement Act provides a law that is applicable to all fire departments in Tennessee who receive public funding and a law that changes mutual aid agreements for all emergency services providers in the state (University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service, 2004). To reduce liability and streamline the process of mutual aid agreements fire departments in Tennessee will utilize the provisions of the Mutual Aid Agreement Act. The act provides a mutual aid agreement for all emergency services agencies within the state and assigns the responsibility of items such as cost, insurance, liability, damages, billing, and staffing as deemed appropriate within the law (University...   [tags: legal issues, fire services, business]
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Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling: An Overview - Significance of the Study People in the society have the right to be safeguarded from personal and psychological harm, loss of property and misuse of power. The general safeguards of society is best optimized through successful corrections community and organizational management, rehabilitation and training programs, in conformity with legal and ethical permissions, offender and staff accountability, and fulfilling the basic requirements of the offenders. The counselors have a special task to shield from harm those who are reluctantly under its care and control; therefore, modern standards for health care, offender classification, due process, fire and building safety, nutrition, personal we...   [tags: Psychology, Laws] 2759 words
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Legal and Ethical Issues in School Counseling - The topic of this paper focuses on the battles school counselors face as the law and ethical standards collide. School counselors face a number of legal and ethical issues and recognizing a clear decision isn’t always easy. School counselors have to work with a large number of students, parents, and administrators while conforming to ethical codes, state laws, and school board guidelines. This topic is of great relevance to me as I will be going into the school counseling profession. It is also a meaningful topic to me because life-changing decisions are made every day in reference to legal and ethical issues....   [tags: School Counselor, Lae, Ethical Standards]
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Business: International Legal and Ethical Issues - International Legal and Ethical Issues When businesses deal globally to expand their markets they may face dilemmas which must be dealt with to avoid conflict. The types of issues many companies encounter deal with legal, ethical and cultural encounters. From our example we see the legal issues in settling disputes for international transactions can become very complex. Ethical issues concerning the workers, the culture, and the environment are all contributing factors international companies must be ready to address....   [tags: organizations, treaties, conflicts]
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Marijuana Should Be Legal - Marijuana is the fifth most addicting drug in the United States (Henningfield). An even more shocking fact is that two states, Washington and Colorado, have made it legal for recreational use. Just like alcohol. Marijuana used to be legal, up until 1937 when it became illegal with the Marijuana Tax Act. It was only in March 2011 that medical marijuana was legalized in Washington, Colorado, and Alaska because of sick people who had a variety of sick diseases ("Legal History of Cannabis in the United States")....   [tags: legal issues, drugs]
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Marijuana Should Be Legal - America’s controversial debate over whether marijuana should be legalized has been baffling many communities and citizens for some time now. Due to the vital decision being made by the government, many political and federal aspects are being considered. Marijuana has been used pharmaceutically tracing back all the way to ancient times and is legal to use for medical purposes in the United States. Marijuana’s medical uses should be enough to have the plant considered a legal substance. Medicinal use of cannabis has been unearthed for thousands of years as treatment for whooping cough, constipation, lower fevers, and rheumatic pains, to induce sleep, and reduce headaches....   [tags: legal issues, marijuana]
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Legal Issues In Reduction Of Workforce Paper - FastServe Inc. is a $25 million company in the direct marketing of sports apparel industry. The company has 350 employees. In an effort to concentrate sales on America's sports oriented generation Y clientele, the company made a strategic move into an online sales approach. With this strategic move, FastServe moved 10% of its employees to manage the online stores and try to increase sales. The company also created and implemented a program for the websites that served as virtual mannequins, called ‘3-D drape-n-see'....   [tags: Business Legal Workforce] 1824 words
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Legal Issues In Reduction Of Workforce Simlation - Legal Issues in Reduction of Workforce Simulation FastServe, Inc. is a $25 million dollar company with a workforce of 350 employees directly involved in the marketing of sports apparel. The primary segment of the population that FastServe targets is labeled Generation Y. This segment of the population is mostly interested in sport activities. FastServe opened online marketing and distribution channels one for boys and one for girls. 10 percent of the FastServe's employees were transferred to manage the online distribution websites....   [tags: Downsizing Firing Workforce Employment] 1309 words
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Legal Issues in Reduction of Workforce Simulation - Legal Issues in Reduction of Workforce Simulation Introduction FastServe had set up two online marketing and distribution internet sites to increase their exposure in the sports apparel business. In doing so, it was necessary for the company to shift 10% of the 350 person workforce to manage the development and over see daily operations. Soon after the web sites were up and running it became clear that this online service was not as successful as they had hoped. Downloading of their 3D visual software program was cumbersome to the home shopper and the purchase transactions were at such low levels that it caused company concern over the continued effort to support the sites....   [tags: Employment Law Employees] 1620 words
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Legal Issues Case Study For Nursing - Legal Issues Case Study for Nursing Case 2 Nursing Situation: Cindy Black (fictitious name), a four-year-old child with wheezing, was brought into the emergency room by her mother for treatment at XYZ (fictitious name) hospital at 9:12 p.m. on Friday, May 13. Initial triage assessment revealed that Cindy was suffering from a sore throat, wheezing bilaterally throughout all lung fields, seal-like cough, shortness of breath (SOB), bilateral ear pain. Vital signs on admission were pulse rate 160, respiratory rate 28, and a temperature of 101.6 °Fahrenheit (F) (rectal)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1187 words
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Technology: Legal Issues In Australia - Advances in technology has brought many benefits but also problems. The use of new technology creates moral and ethical problems and conflicting attitudes in society. The complexity of the issues and the pace with which technology changes mean that legislators have difficulty making laws that can keep in control of these changes. Technology affects all areas of society, forcing changes in a range of laws. Advances in computer technology have resulted in a new brand of cyber crimes such as computer fraud, computer hacking, email spam, pornography (especially when it relates to children) and stalking online....   [tags: Comparative Analysis Technology] 1159 words
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Legal Tension, Social Issues, and the OJ Simpson Trial - ... It’s the kind of trial that books are written about. A celebrity football player charged with murder is brought to trial for the world to see. In the 1990s, there was a vast amount of tensions in the legal system, which not only affected this case, but was also planted in the minds of every person familiar with the trial. Illegal immigration was a hot topic; race riots were on the rise, and instances of police brutality were hot button topics as well, in addition to the typical political topics including war overseas....   [tags: homocide, trail issues, society]
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Rape and the Corrupt Legal System of the American Colonies - The meaning and penalties of rape have progressed throughout the history of America to ensemble the mindset of the time. Records show that a man in the seventeenth century was convicted of attempted rape if "he used enticement and then force toward a woman, driven by the sinful lusts that raged within him...and he allowed her...to scare or fight him off" (Dayton 238). Unfortunately, this definition was not always taken at face value. The leading men of the seventeenth century, likely white men, reformed this definition in a variation of ways to work in their favor when suspected of rape....   [tags: legal issues, colonial times]
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Legal Issues In Reduction Of Workforce - For the last decade, employer practices and the laws enacted by Congress have established guidelines that address employee/employer relationships. As a result, employment regulations and compliance laws, at times, make it difficult for a business to operate. However, on the bright side, employees are protected in every aspect of employment and employers have some guidance to help them administer employment. The simulation is about the workforce reduction or downsizing of Fast Serve, Inc. Whatever the trend may be, it still means that employees are being relieved of their jobs....   [tags: Case Study, solution] 1207 words
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Social, Ethical, and Legal Issues Faced by an Information Technology Professional - 1. Introduction This essay will discuss some of the Social, Ethical and Legal issues that an IT (Information Technology) Professional will likely face during their career in the Information Technology Sector. Furthermore, I will talk about how these issues affect professionals and how they could approach these challenges to try finding feasible solutions for them. 1.1 Social Issues When every IT professional starts their journey into the IT Sector, they are bound to come across social issues which will have to be dealt with professionally....   [tags: Power Consumption, Privacy and Surveillance]
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Professional Legal Ethical and Social Issues - ... Fig 1. Flowchart of legal issues source: JISClegal information ETHICAL ISSUES: Ethics defined as moral principles that govern a person’s behaviour or the conducting of an activity (Oxford 2014). Ethical issues are considered to be morally good practices that should be followed and professional bodies involved. The issues like freedom of information, privacy, copyright legislations, legality of software and social media misuse are all within the use of IT. Ethics is not just about what is right and what is wrong (Garret & Lewis, 2008).it also includes moral systems and principles and stakeholder analysis....   [tags: lecture capture system]
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Legal Issues In The Workplace - Case for Human Resources as a Strategic Partner In an era of organizational flux due to competition and globalization, companies and employees are faced with constant change. Leaders must be able to adapt to change as the environment shifts. HR has been known as the organizational change agent, administrative expert, and employee advocate. More recently they have been regarded as business strategic partners for many organizations. In order to be successful and remain competitive in today’s market, Human Resources (HR) must be considered a strategic partner if an organization wants to flourish....   [tags: Business Human Resources] 1374 words
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Security, Ethical, and Legal Issues Surrounding the Internet - The internet and the World Wide Web are arguably the greatest inventions of our time. The effects of the internet are deeply pervasive now influencing almost every sphere of our lives. The internet has revolutionized the way we communicate, conduct business, relate with each other, entertain, educate and retrieve information. With the touch of a button, we can now communicate face to face with friends and relatives miles away. The internet has also provided an efficient medium for sharing large volumes of information at low cost....   [tags: cookies, data logging, copyright, trojan horses]
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Legal and Geographic Issues on the Internet - Legal and Geographic Issues on the Internet   Abstract    Many states and nations have conflicting laws regarding what type of digital content is legal.  When content is legal at its place of origin but illegal where it is downloaded the laws become unenforceable because no single jurisdiction applies.  International cooperation and Internet fragmentation are potential solutions, but neither is currently viable.  This paper discusses how the transfer of content across geographic boundaries on the Internet impacts the legal system....   [tags: Technology Research Papers]
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Ethical Issues of Emergent Technologies - Maintaining an updated reasonable, informed point of view about the topic: Developing an Emergent Technology Integration (ETI) model where the perceptions of higher education participants impacted by the lack of such a model are explored, requires that one remain current in the field of emerging technologies, including the implementation strategies, innovative ideas and research findings that are pertinent to the topic. In addition, it is critical to stay apprised of the current theories, explanations and proposed relationships among constructs, as well as the absence of theories about meaningful topic phenomena; and relatedly, the subject contradictions, inconsistencies and ambiguities rega...   [tags: legal issues, privacy, intellectual property]
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Legal issues - ESSAY. The Constitutional system in Australia determines how the law is made. Some issues addressed by this are; The Federal government, division of powers, the separation of powers, amending the constitution, the high court and the constitution and transfer of powers. The federal System of government has one central government deal with matters involving the whole nation. This system was adopted in Australia on 1 January 1901.In a federal system of Government there must be a division of powers....   [tags: essays research papers] 669 words
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Legal Issues in Reduction of Workforce Simulation: FastServe, Inc. - Legal Issues in Reduction of Workforce Simulation: FastServe, Inc. FastServe, Inc is a marketing company of sports apparel with revenues of $25 million dollars and a workforce of 350 employees. In order to target the population interested in sport activities, also known as Generation Y, FastServe opened an online marketing and distribution channels. One of these channels is for boys and the other one for girls. The company transferred 10% of its workforce over the online distribution department....   [tags: Downsizing Layoff Firing Employees] 1637 words
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Legal Issues in Reduction of Force Simulation, FastServe Inc. - Legal Issues in Reduction of Force Simulation, FastServe Inc. FastServe Inc. is a $25 million, 350-person strong company involved in the direct marketing of branded sports apparel. To focus exclusively on America's sport-crazy Generation Y segment, FastServe opened up two online marketing and distribution channels: www.fastserve4boys.com and www.fastserve4girls.com for boys and girls respectively. Ten percent of the workforce was moved to manage the online distribution. Soon after the Web sites went live, technology began to pose problems for FastServe....   [tags: Layoff Downsize Firing] 1460 words
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The Purpose of Tort Law in the Irish Legal System - In this essay I will endeavour to outline what the intended purpose of tort law is in the Irish legal system and how it has come about over centuries. I will include a brief outline of the meaning of tort law and the different kinds of Tort, I will also include a brief summary of the sister laws of tort, that being criminal and contract law. The word tort is the equivalent of the French word that means ‘wrong’. This word ‘tort’ was derived from the Latin word ‘tortum’, translated this means twisted, crooked or wrong....   [tags: legal issues, english law, normans]
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Mexican Drug Issues - Many problems currently plague the Central American nation of Mexico. Among the most sever of these problems is drug trafficking and production. These problems have been around for hundreds of years but not at such a severe level that is seen now. Many different things work to together to make these problems extremely sever. The misconception throughout the world is that these are to root of the causes. Despite popular sentiment these problems are not caused by individuals in Mexico rather, they are instead caused by external sources acting on and many times taking advantage of Mexico....   [tags: Legal Issues, Drugs, Politics] 1992 words
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Legal Issues in Estoppel: Promissory Estoppel in Relation to the Law of Contracts - It is commonly accepted that an estoppel is a legal doctrine which prevents a person from negating or claiming a fact due to that person’s prior conduct. The doctrine of estoppel has been applied for years and different forms of estoppel have been established. For the purpose of this essay, I will predominantly concentrate on promissory estoppel in relation to the law of contracts. This essay will be approached by discussing the issues of pre-contractual liability, consideration, reliance and the doctrine as a cause of action or defence and a slight comparison of the standpoints that various jurisdictions hold towards these issues....   [tags: Liability, Codification] 1357 words
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Legal Issues Surrounding First Aid - First aid is the initial care given to a sick or injured person before more formal medical assistance is applied. The goal of first aid is to intervene actively to prevent further damage, to provide life support, and to begin effective treatment of the victim's condition, to minimize injury and prevent death. Although first aid is not a substitute for medical care, those trained in first aid are able to assess the nature and the extent of an emergency and determine the best course of action to take until professional medical help arrives....   [tags: essays research papers] 1666 words
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Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) - Healthcare-associates Infections (HAIs) are infections that patients acquire during the course of receiving healthcare treatment for other conditions and can be devastating or even deadly ("CDC - HAIs the Burden - HAI", 2013). An HAI was defined as a localized or systemic condition that (1) results from an adverse reaction to the pres¬ence of an infectious agent(s) or its toxin(s), (2) that occurs during a hospital admission, (3) for which there is no evidence the infection was present or incubating at admission, and (4) meets body site-specific criteria (Klevens et al., 2007, p.2)....   [tags: legal issues, direct legal issues]
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Ethical and Legal Issues of Phone Tapping - One of the hottest topics in privacy is regarding our phone conversation with others. It doesn't take a whole lot these days to be in someone's business, in their conversation, breaking the law of privacy with out spending that much time and money. "…Compared to an average monthly phone bill of seventy dollars, the option to wiretap the average phone line is probably worth less than twelve cents a month to police and spy agencies."1 These days, when information is transferred from one person to another, or from point A to point B, there are more people who are interested in know what they are talking about, not just to know but to benefit something out of it....   [tags: Privacy Telephones Communication Essays]
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Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Genome or Stem Cell Research - Ethical, Legal, and social Issues in Genome or Stem Cell Research We as humans have always wanted to know about the ability and limitations we have. We are always trying to find new information and discover new accomplishments. We attempt these challenges with emotions and tenacity. People have always been in a race with each other to be the first to discover secrets about new ideas. For example: A large amount of money went into sending people into space. Countries were racing to be the first to send someone into space and also be the first to land on the moon....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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The Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues of a Patient Being Hoisted in Chronic Pain - This assignment will explore a case study on an episode of care where a patient with chronic pain was hoisted. This will be written from the perspective of the author, a student nurse. The purpose of this assignment is to underline the ethical, legal and professional issues surrounding the episode of care during nursing practice and how these issues influence the role of the nurse and their professional judgement in delivering holistic, person-centred care for the patient. The author will cover the complications on delivering care when healthcare professionals should consider and respect the patient’s decisions and personal preferences whether it may benefit the patient or not....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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The Legal and Social Issues Surrounding DNA Databanking - Advances in Science and Genetic Research have significantly impacted the criminal justice system. With the development of programs aimed at utilizing biological or genetic samples collected from potential suspects of a crime, investigators are able to compare the samples against samples collected from the crime scene. One of the most widely-known programs, the Combined Deoxyribonucleic Acid Index System (CODIS), was developed as a law enforcement resource to compare new samples of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) against the registered DNA samples of “convicted offenders, unsolved crime scene evidence, and missing persons across local, State, and national databases” (Office of Justice Programs, 2...   [tags: Medical Research]
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Legal & Ethical Issues with Advertising and Online Counseling - Since the end of World War 2, the technology one sees around them and uses everyday has grown exponentially. In the field of counseling, phones, fax machines, copiers, and computers are all used to run everyday operations and transfer information. Despite how great technology can be, ethical issues can arise because of it. For example, talking on the phone with a client in a crisis situation can create a condition in which confidentiality can be breeched. (McMinn, 1999). One new way in which technology has been used to extend the services of the counseling field is through online counseling....   [tags: Counseling ]
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Moral and Legal Lessons from Washington v. Glucksberg - Washington v. Glucksberg is a legal/medical case regarding end-of-life issues. A few questions that arose were about autonomy, dignity, legalities, privacy, personal rights versus constitutional rights, morality, and theology. It is about what is moral but not necessarily what is morality in a legal or constitutional sense. Smith (2008), purports in Michigan Law Review, that there is no clear instruction about the relation of law and morality in Washington v. Glucksberg or Vacco v. Quill (Glucksberg-Quill) this coming from the Supreme Court (p....   [tags: Legal, Medical Case, End of Life Issues, Case]
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Ethical, Legal And Regulatory Issues: B2b Vs B2c - Introduction In a continuance of the differences between B2B vs. B2C web sites, this week's paper will cover how the sites manage ethical, legal and regulatory issues. Ethical Issues facing B2B and B2C sites There are several definitions of the work ethics. One definition of ethics is the discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation. It can also be defined as a set of moral principles or values, a theory or system of moral values and the principles of conduct governing an individual or group, such as professional ethics....   [tags: Business Compare Contrast] 1198 words
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The Legal and Ethical Issues of Online Gaming - Abstract:  This paper describes the new market growing around online gamers: professional gamers, wagered tournaments, and buying and selling virtual items. After outlining and describing several prime examples, the paper then discusses the legal and ethical ramifications of the virtual world having monetary value.  It shows that despite the positive effects of drawing more people into the gaming community, playing games for money compromise what many consider to be the purity of the gaming experience....   [tags: Online Gambling Essays]
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We Must Legalize Gay Marriage and Same-Sex Parenting - The legalization of Gay marriage is a very popular issue in the United States. The popularity of the issue alone makes the outcome very important to the American people. The debate is multifaceted. Should gay marriage be legal. Should gay couples be allowed to adopt children. Is it constitutional to withhold federal rights from gay couples. Then, there’s the media, throwing around their opinions and trying to influence the opinions of the public. However, even though gay marriage is, in most cases, portrayed positively by the media it is still a source of major debate....   [tags: Legal Issues, Gay Rights]
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Legal and Ethical Issues of Reporting Abuse in Both Children and the Elderly - Reporting abuse has been a legal and ethical dilemma for years in the healthcare system. Some physicians, nurses, and other healthcare workers are quick to report abuse while others are more reluctant to report abuse in fear of overreacting to an occurrence. This leaves children and the elderly in unknown state of protection from their abusers. While these medical personnel are reluctant to report abuse, there are approximately 2,000 reported deaths in children due to abuse each year. With the elderly, the number of deaths is uncertain....   [tags: protection, elderly, children, system]
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Concealed Weapons in the Workplace - Weapons in the workplace has been a legal issue in the business field for years. Many liability issues has risen that concerns employees’ rights and workplace safety. Laws have been passed at the state and federal levels that will allow United State citizens to carry concealed weapons, once they have received a concealed weapon permit. However, several businesses will not allow their employees to carry their weapons, may it be in their offices, on their person or in their vehicles. The purpose of this paper is to examine the laws and regulations that do not allow and do allow employees to bring weapons to work....   [tags: legal issues in the business field] 1635 words
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Business in China - Before doing business in China, there’s a few things needed to know about this to-be home away from home for the company. A completely different world from that of the United States, this second largest supplier is as simple as our own in business etiquette, and a few simple things can go a long way. Social-cultural, economy, legal-political, and managerial differences are just a few categories of information to be taken into consideration when pursuing a business agenda in China. Social-Cultural The first rule of business in China stems from the social and cultural aspects of China, such as accepting them as a whole....   [tags: Cultural Shock, Legal Issues]
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What is Copyright? - What is “Copyright”. What is “Fair Use”. To all, these words are a meaning of protection. Ironically, one represents the law and the other is debatable under the law. Copyright.com best defines copyright in the United States as “a form of protection provided by the government to the authors of ‘original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works.’ This protection is available to both published and unpublished works, regardless of the nationality or domicile of the author” (Copyright Education 2011)....   [tags: Legal Issues, Ethics] 1644 words
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Electronic Health Records - Over time I have come to believe that Electronic Health Records or EHRs as they are more commonly known as are the future of all healthcare records. It doesn’t matter if you like them or cannot stand the sight of them EHR systems are beginning to replace paper based systems around the world. However many people do not know anything about EHRs. Therefore the purpose of this paper is to explain just what Electronic Health Records are and how are they used, as well as explaining the legal issues that could come up with their use as well as the future of EHRs....   [tags: legal issues and definition] 989 words
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Marijuana Legalized: How It Can Positively Effect Our Society - The dispute over the legalization of cannabis sativa, more commonly known as marijuana, is one of the most controversial issues ever to take place in the United States. Its use as a medicine has existed for thousands of years in many countries across the globe. Legalization should be considered despite efforts made by groups who say marijuana is a harmful drug that will increase crime rates and lead users to other more dangerous substances. The legalization of marijuana can improve our society by helping with our economy, freeing legal resources, and benefiting the overall health of the nation though medical uses....   [tags: Legal Issues, Drugs] 1277 words
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We Must Legalize Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transsexual Marriage - In the state of Oklahoma, there are political, social, and legal barriers that restrict gay marriage within the state boundaries. In pursuing the “American Dream”, gay marriage is a natural right given to every human living his or her life in this country. Natural, inalienable, rights provide a way of life in which eternal love is an example of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I believe that Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Transsexuals should be granted the right to marry. As passive as the James Madison: Checks and Balances system has become, the federalist relationship became significantly close between national and state governments on the subject of gay marriage....   [tags: Legal Issues, Gay Marriage]
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Marijuana Should be Legalized for Medical Use - We have all heard it over and over again, listening to everyone go on about how its wrong and its not healthy, but honestly people would not act they way they do if they cared what everyone else thought. This pertains especially to those of you who smoke marijuana. If marijuana users actually cared what everyone else thought, they would not be using it, even though it is illegal marijuana is one of the most attainable illegal substances out there. If marijuana is so attainable, and so many people like to indulge in using it then why has it been so hard to get it legalized....   [tags: legal issues, medicinal marijuana]
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Brazil’s Prison Anarchy: Past, Present, and Future - Most people have no idea what it feels like to be in prison, and it is certainly a place no individual would like to be in. Brazil has the world’s fourth largest prison population and every single day more and more violence is occurring within the prison walls. To make matters worse, the violence inside the incarceration facilities has lead to an increase in violence outside of the prisons. Overcrowding, limited resources, gangs, etc. are contributing factors to what has lead to this prison anarchy....   [tags: brazilian's legal issues, penal system]
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They say you cant be king - They say that landmark cases are not landmarks unless they create some controversy. After all, they not only answer a pivotal question in the law, but also affect a huge load of subsequent cases in the future. Brown v. Board, Roe v. Wade, and DC v. Heller are all cases that seem to fit this bill. But one case seems to stand out of this pack. The case of Bush v. Gore. In some respects it is a case that can be considered a landmark: it stopped the 2000 Florida recount, handed the presidency to George Bush, and, most of all, generated a lot of controversy....   [tags: Legal Issues, Landmarks] 2447 words
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Online Ethical, Legal, And Regulatory Issues In B2B Versus B2C - Online Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory Issues in B2B versus B2C Introduction Companies doing business on the Web must be certain of their ability to manage the liabilities that can emerge as a result of today's online business environment. This environment includes laws and ethical factors that are sometimes different from those in the brick and mortar setting. The online environment often forms a network of customers who can have considerable levels of communication with each other. Online businesses that break the law or violate ethical standards, therefore, can face swift and harsh reactions from customers and other stakeholders who will quickly learn of the businesses' unscrupulous online...   [tags: Business Internet E-commerce] 1004 words
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Ethical, Legal, And Regulatory Issues Differ On B2C Vs. B2B - In order to evaluate the differences between a B2C site and a B2B site it is required to know what B2C and B2B represent. B2C is a consumer that shops on the Web and a B2B is a transaction conducted between businesses on the Web (Schneider, 2004). Reviewing ethical, legal and regulatory will provide a better understanding of what the requirements are for a B2B and B2C site. According to dictionary.com, ethical is being in accordance with the accepted principles of right and wrong that govern the conduct of a profession....   [tags: B2B B2C Transactions Shipping Direct] 828 words
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The Debate Over Marijuana Legalization - The world is changing. The push for marijuana legalization is in full effect in the United States. With the legalization of medicinal marijuana in California on November 5, 1996, the United States has progressed in its movements for full legalization (mbc.ca.gov). Now with 21 states, plus Washington D.C, having state level medicinal marijuana legalization laws in full effect, along with both Colorado and Washington having recreational use of marijuana legalized, the United States is on a path for full legalization (whitehouse.gov)....   [tags: legal issues, drugs]
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Prostitution in the United States - Prostitution is illegal in the United States, except for some counties in Nevada. However, prostitution is in most part of the United States, despite the fact that it has been legalized. Prostitution is an act whereby, one sells his/her body for sex. In the United States, Prostitution is divided into three broad categories; street, escort, and brothel prostitution. Brothel prostitution takes place in brothel houses, which are houses where prostitutes can sell sexual services. This kind of prostitution is illegal in all parts of America, except in some counties in Nevada for example; Douglas County, Clark County, Carson City, Washoe County, and Lincoln County....   [tags: legal issues, serial killers]
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The Problems with Statutory Rape - Many issues have come up with the laws surrounding statutory rape. Although the laws are in place to help people, many people see them as unfair and they believe that there are changes that could be made to help improve these laws. A major problem with statutory rape laws is that each state has a different law. To help improve statutory rape laws, all states should work together to have a set of country-wide laws, so that the states all have the same laws. With a few minor improvements, the statutory rape laws would be problem free....   [tags: Legal Issues, Minors]
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Perspective on the Death Penalty - To date, the United States has 32 states with the death penalty and 18 without it (“States With and Without the Death Penalty.”). In 2012, there were approximately 14,827 murders and 760,739 aggravated assaults (“United States Crime Rates 1960 - 2012.”), but only 43 people were put to death by execution that year (“Execution List 2012.”). Those numbers just don’t seem to piece together. For every 100,000 people in 2012, about 8% of the murders in the United States occurred in Michigan, a non-death penalty state ("Murder Rates Nationally and By State.")....   [tags: legal issues, death penalty]
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The Partnership Act 1985 - This question associated with law of partnership, covered by the Partnership Act 1985 (WA), which is particularly applied to internal liabilities and cessation of partnership as well. Although a broad variety of characters of liabilities owned by partners, those specific characters related to the case. In the term of PA s7 states “Partnership is the relation which subsists between persons carrying on a business in common with a view of profit”. The most important characteristic of partnership is not to be recognised as a separate legal individual....   [tags: Legal Issues, Liabilities] 963 words
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Teens and Prescription Pills - Drugs, both legal and illegal, play a large role in our ever changing society. In today’s news, the topic of marijuana legalization is discussed and debated by politicians on a daily basis. What we do not discuss, however, is one of the fastest growing affairs in teens and young adults throughout the country. Next to marijuana, alcohol, and tobacco, prescription pills are the most abused substance by youth aged 12 to 17. Prescription drug abuse can be defined as taking a prescription drug that was prescribed for someone else or in a manner or dosage other than what was prescribed....   [tags: legal issues, marijuana]
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The Marijuana Legalization Debate - According to the CDC, Center of Disease Control and Prevention, there are zero deaths related to the overdosing of marijuana each year; however, there are approximately 450,000 deaths caused by alcohol and drug overdoses on pharmaceuticals, narcotics, and caffeine (cdc.gov). These statistics are staggering, and should be taken into account when the legalization of marijuana argument arises. Marijuana should be legalized for medical purposes and recreational use with proper regulation. In the 1930s, marijuana was linked publicly in several research studies, and was seen in the film “Reefer Madness”....   [tags: legal issues, drugs, marijuana]
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Use of RBT System to Reduce Car Accidents Due to Alcohol Consumption - Random Breath Testing (RBT) is a system used in Australia by state and federal policing agencies to measure the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of drivers. To do so, police officers use an apparatus known as a breathalyser, which are able to determine BAC through breath alcohol concentration. If the blood alcohol content of a driver is over the legal limit, they will experience penalties. The usage of breathalysers has become an efficient and reliable form of testing BAC on the roads, without the need for a blood test....   [tags: legal issues, breathanlyzer]
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The Negative Aspects Of The Death Penalty - The death penalty has been enforced for as long as recorded history, but is it morally acceptable. Capital punishment may deter crime, but at the same time, it may also be considered a cruel and unusual punishment. Questions of the constitutionality of the death penalty have reduced executions, but have crowded the death row with inmates. Many people support the death penalty, although it is an extremely controversial issue. Capital punishment creates debate over racial biases, and does not deter crime; it kills many innocent people as well....   [tags: Legal Issues, Capital Punishment] 686 words
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The Purpose of the Law of Torts - Considerable effort has been expended in attempts to identify the purpose of the law of torts. However, the range of interests protected by the law of torts makes any search for a single aim underlying the law a difficult one. For example, actions for wrongful interference with goods or trespasses to land serve fundamentally different ends from an action seeking compensation for a personal injury. Nevertheless, following the research I have carried out the fundamental purpose of the law of torts is to achieve compensation and appeasement and to obtain deterrence and justice, in order to determine the conditions under which certain losses may be shifted to persons who created the risks which...   [tags: legal issues, punishment]
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