T.C. Wunderkind founded a silicon chip manufacturing company called TechChip Inc. to produce specialized integrated circuits. Knowing you are skilled in business law, Wunderkind has asked for your advice.
Last week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspected one of the ten (10) TechChip Inc. facilities and found a violation of a safety regulation that endangered several hundred employees. OSHA filed charges against TechChip Inc. and T.C. Wunderkind (as sole owner and President) because this is the fourth safety violation within two years. Wunderkind told you (only) that he ordered his management team to not comply with the particular safety regulation because “it is too expensive to comply with the regulation and it’s a silly rule anyway.” Which of the following statements is false?
|The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is an agency of the Executive Branch of the Federal government.|
|Federal workplace safety laws are based on policy decisions about how much danger to (or protection of) workers our society is willing to tolerate.|
|Wunderkind behaved ethically because, under the First Amendment, companies do not have to comply with regulations that are too costly or do not make business sense.|
|Wunderkind may “plead the Fifth Amendment” privilege against self-incrimination and does not have to testify (state) in court that he told his management team to violate the|