REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT: KUDLER FINE FOODS VIRTUAL ORGANIZATION
Regulatory Environment: Kudler Fine Foods Virtual Organization
Regulatory Environment for Kudler Fines Foods
Kudler Fine Foods (KFF) has made the decision to contract with local growers of organic produce and expand the catering service. This decision will lead to the shutdown of the deli, confectionary, and on-site meal preparation departments for three months while these areas are refurbished. Many workers within these affected departments will be laid off due to this decision. The following paper will explore, in detail, the consequences for these actions. Furthermore, Team A will analyze the legal obligations the store maybe required to meet and explore the contractual obligations KFF will face once they agree to use local organic farmers to supply produce to its stores. Team A will examine areas such as product liability and any regulatory implications this decision may have on Kudler Fine Foods, its employees and the surrounding community.
As Kudler Fine Foods decides to use the local growers of organic produce and expand the catering service, decided to shut down those affected departments such as deli, confectionary, for three months to refurbish the affected. Although the company adopts the employment at-will policy as published in its employee handbook that is posted on the company’s intranet site, Kudler Fine Foods needs to comply with state and federal regulations as it proceeds with its decisions and the legal liability and obligation the company may have towards the affected employees.
Kudler Fine Foods is faced with a hard decision to lay off employees and the company needed to take this action in order to expand its growth. Even though the company legally can shut down these departments, it needs to follow its policy relative to the employee layoffs and termination that are in accordance with Equal Employment Opportunity Act to insure its...