Chapter 28 Agency: Creation and Termination Thread Case Questions ECLASS 28.1 Management THE RISKS OF HIRING SALESPEOPLE INTERNATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS Are there international protections available for a firm that is producing a product that is based on intellectual properties? Does the firm need to take any special steps to acquire international protection of its intellectual property rights? *** ECLASS 28.2 Management PROTECTING AGAINST WORKPLACE VIOLENCE INTERNATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS Obtaining and possessing a firearm is much more restricted in some nations than it is in the United States. What problems might be caused in a foreign office if a business has an established policy requiring the presence of an armed guard or a handgun in the manager’s office area? How should such a policy be tailored to ensure compliance with local laws and customs? *** ECLASS 28.3 Management SHOULD AN EMPLOYER HAVE AN EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK? INTERNATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS Suppose that an American business opens a facility in another country. Do U.S. labor laws and employee protection statutes apply to workers in the foreign facility? Do the laws of the foreign country apply? Does it make a difference if the employees are American citizens assigned to the foreign locale, or if they are foreign nationals?
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