Ethics and Aesthetics in Course Creation 16:11, June 13, 2016

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Date: June 2016

In a previous post on our CampusClarity blog, we discussed how the perception of race in Think About It has influenced our design decisions. In this upcoming series, we will examine the way in which other ethical considerations affect the aesthetic output of our courses here at LawRoom. Creating courses for a national audience requires […]

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When faced with a difficult decision, an employee may understand ethical decision-making, but both internal and external pressures can push them to rationalize or make the wrong choice. According to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) news release, employees at two US companies paid bribes to Chinese officials in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act […]

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On May 18, 2016, the US Department of Labor (DOL) issued a rule that doubled the salary that employees must make to be exempt from the minimum wage and overtime pay requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) under the “white collar” or EAP exemption for administrative, executive, and professional employees. In addition to […]

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Z-Tech must have initially thought highly of Dorothy Buchhagen’s talents when the company agreed to employ the 67-year-old woman for $60.00 an hour to write and manage glossary entries of cancer terms for the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Z-Tech’s rate nearly doubled Buchhagen’s pay as compared with the rate her prior employer had paid for […]

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a final rule raising the penalty from $210 to $525 for failing to post the “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” poster. The poster is required by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA), […]

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After months of scandal, HR tech company Zenefits has learned the importance of compliance and implemented appropriate safeguards. Even companies like AirBnb, Google, and Adobe, who have been lauded for their strong company cultures, can learn something, too. Because along with that gourmet cafeteria food, many tech companies have been served a fair amount of […]

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