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Product Safety
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Q. What does Judaism say about product safety? A. Product safety has become a major legal and regulatory concern in recent decades. From a previous legal regime whereby safe use of products was primarily the responsibility of the consumer, in recent years increasing liability has been placed on producers. Many jurisdictions now place strict liability […]
When Parents Disagree
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Q. I always try to respect my parents’ wishes and help them out whenever I can, but what do I do when they disagree among themselves? A. The commandment of honoring parents is one of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:12): Honor your father and mother. You will then live long on the land that God […]
Can I Quit?
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Q. I’m thinking of leaving my job for something that will leave me more opportunity for other horizons. But my employer depends on me very much and has helped me very much. Is it ethical for me to leave her in the lurch? A. This is a question I receive frequently. Very often people want […]
Fire When Ready?
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Q. I have a good worker but it just doesn’t pay me to keep him on. Do I have any obligations to keep him on beyond what it says in the contract? A. The secular laws on discharging workers vary widely. Many countries, and US states, have “employment at will”; in this regime, an employee […]