Legal And Ethical Issues Of The United States Essay

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Navigating through the myriad of regulations of any country is important to comply with legal and ethical issues that can impact any organization. Every global region has its perspective on how employees should be regulated and what the rights that should be adhered to. Most of the global region closely regulate their workforces to their economic philosophies and vision. It is therefore important that organizations acknowledge and have a deep understanding of any international region perspective on employment ethics and regulation. Currently the three largest regions for employment and economic growth include the United States, Europe, and Asia. These two regions and one country are the global economic drivers internationally, and have different views of labor ethics and laws. Major legal issues in the United States The United States has passed legislation during various points in its history to address legal employment issues. The U.S. has dealt with each issue as an evolution of a growing body of labor legislation that often reflected the times in which they were passed. The issues that the U.S. has addressed include discrimination, safety, compensation, family leave and retirement/pension. These issues effect all labor markets within the U.S., and are enforced by federal agencies, as well as state agencies. Discrimination The issue of discrimination is addressed by on the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, specifically Title VII. The act prohibits discrimination based on
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