Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 1, January

Examining the Individualism/collectivism Question in an International Academic Environment
ABSTRACT This research examines cross-cultural differences in the responses of university students (n = 792) from the United States (US), the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) and Viet Nam (VN). The survey instrument uses ethical dilemmas familiar...
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Frivolous Employment Discrimination Litigation: Myth or Reality?
ABSTRACT Numerous reports in the popular press have alluded to a rise in the number of frivolous lawsuits being filed in the United States. Employers have lamented for years that the majority of employment discrimination lawsuits have also been...
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From Essential Characteristic to Oxymoron: Accounting Ethics under the Gun
ABSTRACT In the aftermath of recent scandals representatives of the accounting profession and other groups intent on protecting both the profession and the public are trying to determine a course of action that will influence accounting professionals...
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Is Subchapter S Viable for Community Banks?
ABSTRACT With the economic slowdown, boards of directors and management are pressed to examine strategies to protect shareholder interests. For community banks, the slowdown may not be as severe as in the high tech industries. On the other hand,...
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The Role of Business Ethics: Incorporating Values and Ethics into Business Decisions
ABSTRACT This paper examines the growing emphasis that colleges and business firms are placing on business ethics, as well as how business ethics inform the lives of those in business. Current views and legislation have only enhanced the significance...
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The U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies When Title VII Discrimination Claims May Be Time-Barred
ABSTRACT Whether alleged discrimination in the workplace is actionable may turn on a variety of factors, such as severity, frequency, pervasiveness, context, and the magnitude and timing of an alleged transgression. Procedurally--and before a plaintiff...
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The Workplace Religious Freedom Act: ADA Problems under a New Name
ABSTRACT A number of problems for American businesses and workers have arisen as a result of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). There is now a looming potential for similar problems with the introduction of the Workplace Religious...
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Virtual Mergers and Antitrust Law in Health Care
ABSTRACT Although the health care industry has experienced tremendous consolidation during the past two decades, many hospitals have been excluded because of religious, financial or legal restrictions that have prevented their merger. More recently,...
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What Happens When "I Will" Becomes "I Won't": An Examination of the Legal Landscape of Courtship Gift Disputes
"The courtship and engagement periods are usually happy times for a couple as they build a relationship and look toward marriage. However, happiness may fade, circumstances may change, the relationship may end, and the planned engagement may be canceled,...
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