Government Regulation of the Microsoft Corporation Does the government have the right to regulate large corporations, namely the Microsoft Corporation? If so, then to what extent can the government do so? Based on our research, it is the government’s responsibility to remedy Microsoft’s noncompetitive behavior in order to increase
Case 2-10 WorldCom 1.) The stakeholders in this fraudulent case of WorldCom consist of Bernie Ebbers, Scott Sullivan, Buford Yates, David Myers, Cynthia Cooper, and Betty Vinson belong to the company. While the other stakeholders would consist of the creditors, Andersen (accounting firm), investors, and the public. This fraudulent act committed within WorldCom impacted every single stakeholder in a way. Either in a negative or positive way, most of the impact was caused with harm to everyone. The main individuals such as Ebbers, Sullivan, and Vinson all had major consequences as resulting with the fraud. Criminal trials were a major result with their fraudulent acts within WorldCom. Cooper was a lifesaver by most of the community. Aside from these individuals, the rest also got affected by the fraud. Investments conducted by the investors were all lost within the fraud process. The impact towards much of the image for Andersen was ruined. Many of the public lost their trust on the honesty and professionalism of Andersen and other certified public accounting firms. The entire employees from the top management to the smaller group of workers stayed unemployed and some with criminal punishment.
Regulatory Review Commission Inefficiencies in Operating the Operations Centre Executive Summary Overview The Regulatory Review Commission's (R.R.C.) operations centre has recently run into issues with handling an employee, Brian Coffey. Coffey's manager, Monique Ricard, is contemplating how to handle Coffey's behaviour, who has been consistently late to work, is missing
1. The Joint Commission and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality developed standards and recommendations for healthcare organizations to employ in an effort to reduce the number of errors. In a few sentences, please discuss one recommendation.
The Federal Trade Commission actively enforces antitrust laws to organizations within the healthcare field, including to Physician Hospital Organizations (PHOs). A PHO is a vehicle that enables hospitals and physicians to work cooperatively toward accomplishing several objectives (Physician, 2015). According to Susan Creighton (2004), competitive issues among PHOs can occur when a PHO acts as a contracting arrangement for a network of healthcare providers. The network can consist of groups of physicians, one hospital or several, and also some other entities that offer a bundle of healthcare services to insurance companies and other payors (Creighton, 2004). The FTC states that the core antitrust law principle is that it is illegal for competitors to agree on prices they will charge, except where they come together and integrate in a legitimate joint venture that results in efficiencies or other precompetitive benefits that outweigh the restriction of competition (Creighton, 2004). Agreements that violate the antitrust law can be determined as per se illegal. Per se illegal means that activities, such as horizontal price fixing, or group boycotts, have been conclusively presumed to restrain competition unreasonably even without a study of the market that they occurred in, or an analysis of their actual effect on competition, or their purpose (Burke, et al., 2009). South Georgia Health Partners are an example of a PHO that was charged by the commission on a per se illegal
Due to many events of corruption within the economic system of America, the government was starting to fear that these ultra-powerful corporations was starting to interfere with the system of free competition among businesses, and free trade between the states. To help bring these institutions under control, Congress first passed the Sherman Antitrust Act in the year of 1890. It basically stated that no company or corporation was allowed to compromise between trusts or agreements that would mess up the system of free trade between states and other countries. Along with this, the federal government attempted to prosecute many industries in the Supreme Court, motivating Rockefeller to back down and get rid of his trusts. Unfortunately, this new
Chamber of Commerce of the United States v. Whiting On November 6, 1986 the "Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) was signed into law with its purpose being to "reform/re-assess the status of unauthorized immigrants set forth in the Immigration and Nationality Act." ("1986 Immigration") But this legislation would have unexpected consequences when, almost three decades later, the State of Arizona passed the "Legal Arizona Workers Act" providing for the suspension and/or loss of business licenses of employers within the state who intentionally hire undocumented aliens. ("Chamber of Commerce of the United States") The Chamber of Commerce of the United States challenged the law in court under the presumption that the new Arizona law was in violation of the 1986 federal Immigration Reform and Control Act. According to the Chamber of Commerce, the IRCA "prohibits states from establishing their own enforcement scheme to sanction businesses that hire unauthorized immigrants." ("Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting") They also argued that the law's use of E-Verify to confirm a potential employee's legal status, conflicted the federal law's provision to make the system voluntary. In a 5-3, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the Arizona law.
A preliminary question is what are antitrust laws? They are a series of laws designed to protect competition in the marketplace. Antitrust laws prevent restrains of trade or commerce. Black’s Law Dictionary defines antitrust laws as “[t]he body of law designed to protect trade and commerce from restraints, monopolies, price-fixing, and price discrimination.” The main law regulating antitrust is the Sherman Antitrust Act, which makes it illegal for individuals or groups to restrain trade or commerce. Besides the Sherman Act, the other law that factors into Dental Examiners is the Federal Trade Commission Act, which prohibits any “[u]nfair methods of competition.” This law serves as the basis for the majority of Federal Trade
Exploring Federal Legislation and Relations Forming a Union at Carmel Partners Currently Carmel Partners is an organization that does not have an organized union or any labor representation. The employees are all hired and work on an at-will basis. Should a labor relations organization convince the Carmel employees to unionize the following federal agencies would have an impact on the labor relations process at Carmel:
As you well mention the Joint Commission not only evaluates the services of the hospitals but also the ones of other centers that offer the care of the patient, whether ambulatory care, home care and mental health institutions. This is good because when the patient is referred to one of these services we can have a piece of mind because if they are accredited we know that the service they provide are of quality. According to Hebda & Czar “the Joint Commission introduced new emergency management standards for hospitals, long-term care facilities, and behavioral health and ambulatory care that focus on the concept of community involvement in the management process” 2013, p.449. The goals of the commission are directed to watch for the care
The joint commission states that the videotaping of patients is allowed only when informed consent has been given and signed. There are extenuating circumstances that fall out of this spectrum, namely when a patient is unable to sign a consent form. In some respects video monitoring a patient could prove
The case of United States v. Bestfoods (1998) held that a parent corporation’s indirect liability under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), is determined by its control over a facility that is owned or operated by a subsidiary, even if the parent corporation is actively involved in the subsidiary’s facility polluting operations.
For 12 years the Wagner Act showed promise however in the first year of the revisions Taft-Hartley Act unions success percentage decline and during the late 1950s corruption, and racketeering had increased (Law, 2015). In order to minimize on the misconduct Congress ruled intense reform was need to improve issues that need to be addressed by both the Wagner Act and the Taft-Hartley Act (Law, 2015). The Landrum- Griffin Act signed in 1959 President Eisenhower, this new Labor-Management Reporting law and Disclosure Act strengthen were the Wagner Act and the Taft-Hartley Act lacked (Law, 2015).
The primary payout comes from recruiting others into the program, and not necessarily from the sales of the products. This shell game places the burden on the participant to constantly be recruiting new participants instead of actually selling the products. The test for demonstration of pyramid schemes has two different primary factors that are evaluated. Is the company primarily making money off of recruits that purchase sales packages and must those participants recruit other participants to be able to make any money? BurnLounge was proven to be primarily based on recruiting new members and getting them to purchase sales packages instead of the sales of the products. Failure to disclose that most investors actually lose money was part of the downfall of the BurnLounge system as well. The investigation into illegal activity centered on the evaluation of sales activity and recruits. Unfortunately, it took 7 years to shut down BurnLounge, which delayed the protection of an estimated 30,000 salespeople that were roped into the scam. Multilevel marketing should not vow large earnings from recruiting, charge large start-up fees, or compensate primarily from recruiting fees (Walsh,
Organization Overview and Background This paper presents a case study of Apple Inc. Apple Inc. is a technology based corporation with emphasis on computer software and hardware (MAC and Apps), tablets (IPad), smart phones (IPhone), and mp3 plays, (ITouch). Apple Inc. has grown tremendously over the years and ever since 2001