Kudler Legal Environment Analysis

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RUNNING HEADER: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS The Legal Environment of Business University of Phoenix MBA 502- Learning Team C Contents Introduction 3 Kudler’s Corporate and Legal Obligations to Employees While Refurbishing Several Store Departments 4 Contractual Considerations Between Kudler and Local Organic Producers 10 Figure 1 – Basic Elements of a Contract 10 Product Liability & Regulatory Requirements 13 Employment Laws for New Employees 18 Conclusion 21 References 23 Introduction The purpose of this paper is to address several legal concerns that may be raised in each of the following situations for Kudler Fine Foods. First, Kudler must understand its legal obligations to its employees as result…show more content…
It uses colorful icons, which illustrates safe food handling practices (National Grocers Association, 2008). 5. Are there any other items other than discussed above that Kudler needs to observe as a safe practice when handling organic produce? Kudler should ensure that there is a training program in place for employees discussing the importance of food handling, sanitation (e.g. washing produce and hands), inspection and disposal of poor products. It should also ensure there is a procedure in place for verifying suppliers are certified organic producers and maintain current records of all government rules and regulations on the property as they relate to organic foods. 6. Are there any current laws relating to product liability, what are the potential damages, and are there additional costs associated with it? The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act applies to sales of products greater than $10 per item. If the seller gives a written warranty for such a product to a consumer, the warranty must be designated as full or limited (Mallor, J., Barnes, A., Bowers, T., and Langvardt, A. 2003). Normally this would not affect Kudler but it sells fine higher priced foods so it may apply in this…show more content…
What are some of the safety procedures in place at Kudler? Will these new positions comply with OSHA standards? Kudler must review its working environment for their service and determine if they comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The OSHA imposes a duty on employers to provide their employees with a workplace and jobs free from recognized hazards that may cause death or serious physical harm (Mallor, Barnes, Bowers, & Langvardt, 2003). 6. What will the training program all contain? Will it be achievable for employees with disabilities? They will have to carefully review how this new service will be set up and determine how they can make it accessible for any type of person’s physical needs. These are some examples of questions that Kudler will have to review and ask themselves when they are in the process of hiring new employees for their expanded service. It would be practical business protocol to review these questions with their lawyers and senior management in order to be in compliance with the laws of business. Conclusion To conclude, Kudler has addressed many different legal concerns regarding how it does business. These areas of concern were divided into four
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