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Conflict of Interest
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Q. Our synagogue needs to hire a contractor. I am both a member of the building committee that will choose a contractor and also a partner in one of the companies under consideration. Is it ethical for me to promote my own company in committee discussions? A. In your dual role as synagogue representative and […]
Hiring Miring
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Q. Previously, you wrote that it is improper to advertise a position if you have already decided on the person to fill the job and have no intention whatsoever of hiring other applicants. What about government requirements that require advertising a job? A. We previously discussed a Talmudic passage which forbids gratuitous shopping, when it […]
Friendly Recommendation
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Q. I’m a real estate agent. When I close a deal I often refer customers to a lawyer who is a friend of mine, even though many people already have a lawyer they work with. Is this acceptable conduct? A. If someone needs a lawyer there is certainly nothing wrong with providing them with valuable […]
Believe It or Not?
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Q. I received an email from an old acquaintance. He described in detail how he is being exploited by a certain individual and asked for my help in pressuring the individual to do him justice. Can I help my acquaintance out in this way? A. . It is certainly a wonderful deed to help a […]