• Disney-Fox Deal

    If Disney and 21st Century Fox are allowed to form a studio, it will be almost twice as large as its strongest competitor Warner Bros. What might keep the regulatory authorities from approving the deal?
  • Oil and Gas Industry

    The oil and gas industry has some of the most dangerous jobs. Managers must make sure that safety controls exist on each work site before work begins. Why are jobs in the oil and gas industry so dangerous? What is the biggest threat to worker safety...
  • Can I use that picture for my project or presentation?

    You need a picture for your project or presentation and you find the perfect one online. To know, follow the chart from above from Curtis Newbold, The Visual Communication Guy . What is wrong with using a picture that you find online? What is the...
  • Basics of Wayfinding

    Signs help us find our way. Wayfinding moves users between areas and helps them arrive safely at a destination. The infographic above gives a history of wayfinding, relevant regulations, and the four types of wayfinding signage. Find an area at school...
  • Google Tracks You

    Privacy and data security ( Yahoo! , Evernote , and Russia , we’re looking at you) are emerging as big topics for the coming year, so we thought we’d boil down an earlier, beefy post on Google into this handy infographic. Because if you’re...
  • OSHA Safety Signs

    The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) was established “to ensure employee safety and health in the United States by working with employers and employees to create better working environments.” Why does OSHA use visual...
  • Perform a Job Hazard Analysis for a Safer Workplace

    Managers need to assess hazards and develop a clear process for keeping employees safe. A Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) can help? Explain how a manager can use this tool to make the workplace safer.
  • Cross-selling: Wells Fargo and Morgan Stanley Scandals

    Most everyone has encountered cross-selling with a salesperson on the phone, in the store, or suggestions on the Web. Cross-selling is when a suggestion is made about a different product than in the one you have shown interest. Thomas Curry, the US...
  • New York Court Rules Large Sugary Drinks Ban Illegal

    Managers scan the internal and external environments as part of the strategic planning process. The legal environment is one element in the external environment and consists of the laws and regulations that have been passed to prevent unethical business...
  • Jamie Dimon Is No Longer Chairman Of JPMorgan Chase Banking Unit

    Jamie Dimon CEO, JPMorgan Chase (Source: Wikipedia ) Jamie Dimon just lost his job as Chairman Of JPMorgan Chase Banking Unit, the nation’s largest bank. According to Mark T.Williams , a former Federal Reserve Bank examiner who teaches ...
  • Keep Sponsored Stories and Promoted Tweets Legal

    The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. Managers need to know the FTC's new rules for " Dot Com Disclosures...
  • OSHA and Employee Rights

    No manager wants employees to be hurt on the job. Thus, most companies want to improve safety and reduce accidents and injuries. But accidents and fatalities occur. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the federal agency responsible...
  • Minimum Wage Debate

    Protesters gather in front of a McDonald's in New York City The fast-food industry competes by offering low-cost meals. Historically, fast-food employees have been low-payed teenagers. Today, especially since the great recession, many fast-food...
  • Managers ensure compliance for anti-bribery

    Recent bribery allegations against Wal-Mart in Mexico and Hollywood movie studios in China should remind managers that they are responsible for ensuring that clear anti-bribery policies are in place and that relevant staff at the least receive sufficient...
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Quiz

    Managers and employees of global operations must be familiar with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). It is illegal to accept or offer a bribe. How well do you know the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)? Take this quiz, published by the...
  • Encourage Whistleblowers

    Business is all about building relationships. People choose to relate to businesses they trust and respect. Thus, managers, as well as employees, must understand the impact of violating societal values and choose an ethical course of action. Most companies...
  • Do Not Track

    Companies collect a vast amount of personal and financial data from online and offline sources about consumers. When someone visits a Web site or makes a purchase a "cookie," or digital marker, is dropped on the user's computer. That profile...
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  • The Affordable Care Act

    On October 1st, anyone can go to http://www.healthcare.gov and use the new Health Insurance Marketplace to see all of the health plans available in an area and sign up for one. Also, anyone can find out if they are eligible to pay less for private health...
  • China isn't the only country with Overtime Abuse

    Apple joined the Fair Labor Association (FLA) in January 2012 and in February, FLA inspected Foxconn , an Apple supplier with factories in China. Three Chines factories, two in Shenzhen and one in Chengdu, were inspected. Two parts to FLA's investigation...
  • McDonald's Around the World

    McDonald's - Around the World from PosterBoy Edit on Vimeo . McDonald's has a strong identity around the world, as shown in this commercial. People in almost every country recognize the name. McDonald's legally protects its name or trademark...
  • Countrywide - Not a Good Deal

    Bank of America's acquisition in 2008 of Countrywide Financial, the largest mortgage lender, has turned out to be one of the worst business deals in history. It has resulted in tens of billions of dollars in losses for Bank of America. In addition...
  • Management Conduct Contrary to Policies at Best Buy

    Richard Schulze founded Best Buy, but is stepping down as chairman after a company inquiry found that he failed to reveal the CEO's relationship with a female employee. CEO Brian Dunn resigned last month for violating Best Buy's policy . He had...
  • Railway Labor Act

    Source: http://money.cnn.com/2012/08/16/news/companies/american-airlines-bankruptcy/index.html The Allied Pilots Association (APA), the union for American Airlines pilots, has decided to hold a strike vote . American Airlines is in the midst of bankruptcy...
  • Social Media Policy

    Can employees be fired for posting or commenting about work-related topics on social media sites? Well, it depends. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has published two reports that summarized recent cases involving social media issues (August...