From: Nathan J. Nelson

To: Dr. Tucker, Shin-Ping

Subject: Homework 10

                                    12 April 2019

 

            What would you do?

Question 1, assisting H-1B employees: How do you feel about this and how would you accomplish the task. I personally would have no problem assisting people into the community, around the job, and assisting them getting acclimated to a new area. The individual in question would be treated, just as I would treat any other co-worker with dignity and respect. If there were certain accommodations that the person needed, I would attempt to help them locate the resources that they require.

Question 2, assuring a co-worker about the security of their job: Having your job outsourced to another company is never easy, but maintaining a positive outlook can be the key to keeping your position and losing it, however, plan for the worst, hope for the best. I would recommend to the employee that they make themselves as indispensable as possible, that way when the transition is complete they are either the one overseeing the relationship with the outside company or moved into another department. In regard to the employees and any resentment they feel towards your “friend”, that is on them. I would advise my coworker to ensure they are conducting themselves with utmost professionalism at all times. Finally, while your friend could perform in an exemplary manner in all things, the fact remains that they could still lose their job. Recommend that during their off-time, they attempt to find other employment in case things go south.

 

Cases 1

1.      Does this case illustrate e the need to make changes in the processing and approval of h-1b visas? If so, what changes would you recommend?

The fact that a company would bring in immigrant workers and displace its own employees is reprehensible. Changes do need to be made and I recommend the following; first when an organization brings in new H-1B personnel, they shouldn’t be able to displace workers that are currently in that position unless the worker being displaced has adverse reports filed against them in the past 6 months, second no organization is allowed to bring in more than 1 dozen H-1B visa employees over a given term, say three years. Next, I would recommend that no company can bring in more than x-amount over 2 decades and are then prohibited from ever importing more employees under the program.  

2.      Do research to learn how effective this staffing solution turned out, is Disney happy with the results. No information found, however, a suit filed by some of the outgoing employees has bee dropped and there is no further appeals in the process.

3.      President Trump signed an Executive Order directing the government to review its policies on the h-1b visa program in an attempt to reduce any abuses of the program. Do research to identify any specific recommendations made to modify the h-1b visa program since the order was signed. What has been the impact or what might the impact of these changes be?

The first item of importance that I found was that it would modify how the visas were dolled out. Those in STEM fields with a master’s degree or higher are awarded first, furthermore there have been an increase in the number of denials in the program. The application period opens on the first of April each year and closes once it reaches the application cap and closes generally after the fourth day.

 

Case 2

 

1.      What specific actions should Dell and Goodwill take to strengthen the Reconnect program?

They need to ensure that their partnerships are following their protocols and if not, terminate the relationship and bring suit against the offending company for breach of contract.

 

2.      Why do you think it is that the United States, the largest generator of e-waste worldwide, is the only industrialized nation that has not yet ratified the Basal Convention?

According to https://www.epa.gov/hwgenerators/frequent-questions-international-agreements-transboundary-shipments-waste#basel, the fact that the United States is a member of the OECD, which provides similar environmental protections as the Basal is more than sufficient and gives it reasoning to why it hasn’t ratified at here.

 

 

3.      Do research to learn of any proposed or pending legislation intended to close some of the gaps in the current federal law.

There are currently is no proposed legislation for gaps in E-waste, as the government puts it, numerous states have enacted stricter policies to handle the issues, in addition the United States government has agreements with developing countries to handle the disposal “for us”.