Research License And Government Regulation

Regulations are rules set by government or other bodies that displays how activities in a particular organization or industry can operate. 

A license makes sure that an organization is legitimately doing business in a particular area. You must ensure that your organization applies for a business license.

One reason why government regulations are put in place in order to protect employees’ rights and the environment.

Peoples opinion vary on how much and what kind of regulations end up helping or hindering businesses. Some businesses do prosper and others can struggle as a result of strict and complex regulations. However knowing that, all businesses are held to the same standards of compliance and adhering to rules and regulations, statutes meant to protect health, safety, fairness and a competitive business environment, it will be in the interest of the compliance officers, the legal practitioners and savvy business owners and stakeholders to stay upfront with the rules and regulations that are applicable to them and take progressive steps to remain in compliance to the rules and regulations of the organization.

Government business regulatory includes;

  • Government regulation on marketing and advertising: Business must learn to comply with the laws regulated by the country in which the business is operating in relation to government regulation on marketing and advertising laws.
  • Employment and labor regulations: Employment and labor laws includes all aspects of working conditions, from wages and benefits to safety and health, from equal opportunity to privacy, wage and hour division, stating the minimum wages, the employee retirement must regulate retirement plan and health care benefits, and the Immigration and Nationality Act in different countries must regulate citizen and work visa status of employees.
  • Environmental regulation: The environmental regulation in general must enforce environmental laws and provide a compliance assistance program. The laws are enforced through inspections, local and state regulators as well as educational resources.
  • Privacy regulation: The privacy laws prevent businesses from showing private or sensitive information freely. Types of protected information include personally identifiable information such as social security numbers, credit card and bank information, as well as health conditions. Personal health information is protected by a set of regulations as well depending on the country in which a business operates.
  • Safety and health regulations: The main goal and objective of the safety and health regulations is to ensure that employers provide employees with an environment free from hazards, such as exposure to toxic chemicals, excessive noise levels, heat or cold stress, or unsanitary conditions.

Lesson Learnt

We must learn to comply to the government regulatory system if we want our businesses to succeed and be in the good books of the regulatory system.