One need only look at the news to be bombarded with examples of corporate malfeasance and the impact such behavior has on a company’s public image, customers, employees, and bottom line. And while these stories grab the headlines, some companies are adopting practices that display awareness of their impact on the globe, whether that be to the environment, its employees and suppliers, or communities in which they do business. What factors are leading to these decisions? What are the benefits and costs of making ethical business decisions and acting in a socially responsible way, however one defines it? Issues in Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility explores these foundational themes across a wide range of topics, including artificial intelligence, workplace surveillance, supply chain management, big data, the finance industry, and many more. Coupled with a broad introduction by Dr. David Weitzner, a professor of management at York University, this book provides students with the essential information they need to assess business practices through the lens of ethical decision-making and corporate social responsibility.
Chapter 16: Workplace Safety: Is Trump gutting on-the-job protections?
Workplace Safety: Is Trump gutting on-the-job protections?
While much of President Trump’s agenda has stalled in Congress and the courts, he has made substantial progress fulfilling one campaign promise: to undo much of his predecessor’s regulatory legacy, especially in the area of occupational health and safety. The Trump administration has delayed, postponed or repealed dozens of regulations in this area, and has indicated that more actions are on the way. The administration, and much of the business community, call the deregulation drive a long-overdue move to eliminate rules that they say stifle competition, hamper economic growth and kill jobs. ...