UWEAR And PALEDENIM Code Of Ethics Case Study

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UWEAR and PALEDENIM Code of Conduct
Introduction
UWEAR and PALEDENIM are two supplies companies that have recently merged into one company. Throughout this merger, there were different issues because of the many differences between these two companies. One issue is that UWEAR is a public company, which a “get the job done and go home” attitude, while PALEDENIM, with a “one-for-all and all-for-one” attitude, was a private company. Since the merger, PALEDENIM has become a public company and have become familiar with all the regulations and rules they now have to follow. Also the management team will develop a unified organizational culture. Now UWEAR and PALEDENIM is developing a code of conduct, something new to both of them, in order
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A code of conduct or otherwise known as a code of ethics, is a guide for employees of UWEAR and PALEDENIM to follow so that it will be an ethical standing company. This outline will include different polices, reporting and acts of violations, and compliance with laws and regulatory orders.
Policies
UWEAR and PALEDENIM must have policies that will avoid conflict of interest. One policy should make employees reject gifts from clients and a “no accepting trips from clients”. There also needs to be a united organizational culture for UWEAR and PALEDENIM. Another policy that UWEAR and PALEDENIM should have is a sexual harassment policy. Also, there should be a policy against behaviors in any manner of abuse, which includes verbal abuse, physical abuse, and emotional abuse. These policies will develop UWEAR and PALEDENIM into a good ethical standing company.
Reporting Violations and Action of
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Laws and regulatory orders that UWEAR and PALEDENIM are the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Other laws and regulations that UWEAR and PALEDENIM have to follow are the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the Whistleblower Protection Laws, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Since the merger UWEAR and PALEDENIM have become familiar with these regulations and laws. They also understand that if they do not abide by these laws, they could face problems with the law. These laws and regulations are a requirement for UWEAR and PALEDENIM to be an ethical standing

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