This is the textbook I use :
Bagley, C. E. (2016). Managers and the Legal Environment: Strategies for the 21st Century, 8th
Edition. [VitalSource Bookshelf Online]. Retrieved from
Assignment 1: Discussion Questions
By Wednesday, November 2, 2016, submit your answers to this Discussion Area. Post the assignment directly in the discussion thread and label the answers with the appropriate scenario number. Do not copy the scenarios into the thread with the answers. Start reviewing and responding to your classmates as early in the week as possible. You should review and critique the work of other students as outlined in the rubric by Sunday, November 6, 2016.
Select two of the scenarios below and explain the best solution. Include comments related to any ethical issues that arise. You should try to locate at least one scholarly source or one case that has been decided or is currently pending to support your answer.
Techcycle is a new company that provides collection facilities for old computers, monitors, televisions, and cell phones. The electronics contain lead, mercury, and polyvinyl chlorides that are known to have toxicological effects such as cancer, kidney disease, and brain damage. Techcycle has been in negotiations to ship the e-waste to companies in China, Vietnam, and Mongolia.
- What are the legal and ethical concerns with shipping e-waste to these countries?
David and Carolyn lived together in Florida since 2010, but they were not married until June 2012. David purchased the home in which they lived in 2008. He did not add Carolyn to the title after they were married; however, she contributed to the mortgage payments from 2011 until she started her business in 2013. In June 2013, Carolyn inherited $75,000 from her father that she used to start a corporation, Humble Homes, to build low-cost small homes for low-income persons who wanted to own their own home. Each 200-square-foot home cost $20,000 to build, and the goal was to build a small community where the homeowners could help each other out as they worked on getting back on their feet.
Carolyn worked full time for Humble Homes (HH), while David continued with his job teaching at the university. David occasionally volunteered to build some of the homes but was not otherwise involved in HH’s operations. Due to limited financial resources, Carolyn did not earn any salary until 2015, when the board approved a salary of $12,000 per year.
In 2013, David inherited 25 acres of farmland in Tennessee from his grandfather. The land was leased to a local farmer in Tipton County. David visited the farm after the funeral in 2013 but did not return to Tennessee. The rental income of $5,000 per year was deposited into the couple’s joint account. David filed for divorce in Florida on October 15, 2015.
- Explain the how the court will determine the ownership of the house, farmland, and business based on Florida law.