the study of designing more comfortably or easily used equipment
to make workers more productive
Describe Human Resource Management (HRM)
management of employees which includes : hiring, training, preventing employees from quitting, attracting employees, reatining employees
When was the concept of living wage first introduced?
Describe living wage
a wage that is suffienct to allow education, good health, and eventually retirement
Describe the Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act)
requires that employers give at least 60 days advanced warning to employees before a plant closure or mass layoff
What is a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)?
Agreement between two or more groups to keep information private
have time specifications, are not indefinate
have to state purpose of agreement
What is a whistleblower?
a person who comes forward with information exposing wrongdoing by or within a company.
e.g.: anything illegal or unethical
Describe the Whistleblower Protection Act
Protects employees of the federal government who expose incidences of waste of funds, abuse, of authority, violations of laws or any other issue from any action being taken against them
Describe the False Claims Act
encourages employees to expose efforts by a company to avoid paying federal taxes, providing false information to the federal government, conspiring to do either of those things or other acts which involve fraud toward the federal government
Identify the 4 elements of the Sarbanes-Oaxley Act relating to whistleblowers.
1. company must have a system of internal auditing through which an employee can file complaints
2. create legal responsibilty for lawyers to inform on clients who violate SEC regulations
3. prohibits any from of retailiation by employers to employees who legally inform about ethics violations to the proper sources and provide the whistleblowers with compensation for legal fees.
4. allows for violators of any of the other elements can be charged under criminal law