Business Cycles and Employment Practices in a Domestic Garment Company

TitleBusiness Cycles and Employment Practices in a Domestic Garment Company
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsByrne, K, Detert, J
Corporate AuthorsBusiness Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics,
Pagination2 p.
PublisherBusiness Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics
Publication Languageeng
Keywordsbusiness , BUSINESS ethics
AbstractYou are on the management team of a rapidly growing, privately held apparel company that has succeeded by targeting a niche market that will pay more for fashionable styles, making the speed and flexibility of operations more important than price. Your company is also unique in its employee policies which pay workers a living wage and treat your employees as well as possible, and your company has developed a reputation for these efforts. It is now September and it becomes clear that the company's inventory is to large, as sales usually slow down over the winter months. Normal practice for you industry is to lay off excess labor for the winter season, with no severance pay or other assistance and no promise of rehire. How should your management team address the company's excess labor problem during the upcoming period of slow sales?
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