Essay Busn310 Ip5

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Individual Project Unit 5 BUSN310-1104A-10
Deborah Winnie
American Intercontinental University

Individual Project 5 In order to make it in the modern world of global business, many companies are looking to other countries for expansion of their businesses. Taiwan and Thailand are two of the more popular East Asian countries that are being selected. Acceptable and ethical behavior in these countries are shaped by their culture, so there are many differences in legislation which deals with working hours and wages and the environment. Before expanding a business in another country, companies must first learn the different legislations. Due to rapid economic development seen recently in Thailand, the environmental regulation level
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Companies wanting to expand or start their businesses in Thailand must also look at the country’s working hours and wages legislation. Minimum wage in Thailand was increased by almost seven percent in 2011. Although it varies according to different regions of the country, the national average is approximately $5.90 per day. (Thailand minimum wage 2011 increases, 2011) As far as the number of working hours allowed in Thailand, it is base on the type and nature of the job. Working hours should not exceed eight hours a day or forty-eight hours a week in most cases however, if the job could cause health problems to the employee, hours do not go above seven hours daily or forty-two hours weekly. Employees in Thailand receive are entitled to thirty sick days per year, thirteen public days per year, six vacation days after one year of employment, and ninety days of maternity leave with forty-five of those paid for pregnant employees. (Labor law in Thailand, 2005-2011) Compared to the U.S., Thailand’s wages seem very low, but that is because the country’s cost of living determines what sufficient wages are. Because of the rapid industrialization of Taiwan, many environmental issues are being created. Approximately half of the rivers in Taiwan are polluted because of municipal wastewater, the generation of one million metric tons of hazardous waste, twelve million metric tons of

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