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global markets. Congress has developed a piracy watch list, which includes China, India, Switzerland and Russia, in an effort to “level the playing field where all nations live up to their
LOUIS VUITTON 12 obligations to protect intellectual property and enforce existing laws,"(Internet. Piracy, 2014, p. 1). Sociocultural Trends Workplace Safety and Health Challenges for Women. The makeup of the workforce in America is incrementally changing over the years. There are currently more women in the workforce than ever before. Studies indicate that there are still more men than women in the workforce, but the numbers have grown 26%, while men in the workforce have decreased by 11%. Factors that contribute to the rise of women in the workplace include pursuing education sooner rather than after marrying and having children. Women tend to suffer more occupational cases of “carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, respiratory diseases, infectious and parasitic diseases and anxiety and stress disorders (Women's Safety and Health Issues at Work, 2013, p. 1). Women are faced with the reality that jobs are harder to secure than they are for men. The added pressure of needing to keep their job, even in an unsafe environment, can force women to tolerate unsafe situations in the workplace (Women's Safety and Health Issues at Work, 2013). Women immigrant workers are more at risk for workplace injury than native born female workers. Sexual harassment is an issue in the workplace that can inflict mental and physical damage. The pressures of work life balance can prove to be too much for women, causing “physical health problems such as poor appetite, lack of sleep, increase in high blood pressure, fatigue, and increased susceptibility to infection. It can also result in mental health problems such as burnout and depression.”(Women's Safety and Health Issues at Work, 2013)
LOUIS VUITTON 13 Ebola Virus Outbreak. The World Health Organization reports that there are more than 13,700 Ebola cases currently. The largest number of cases is said to have been contracted in Liberia recording over 6,000 cases, with the remaining spread among Guinea and Sierra-Leone. There is no hard evidence that the number of cases are slowing down, but speculations are hopeful. The total number of deaths due to the Ebola virus has risen to over 5,000 (Ebola, 2014). Human Trafficking. There is a rise in human sex trafficking cases in Australia. The investigations are related to forced marriages involving under aged children. Like most criminal acts, intimidated victims generally are not forthcoming with convicting information that authorities can use to prosecute the offenders. Human trafficking is an issue that is crossing borders (Rise in human trafficking, 2014). Global. The effects of globalization and the exchanges in cultures, business, policies, ideas, and regulations has spawned a demand for global lawyers. The implementation of new laws and global policies is offering global opportunities for attorneys who specialize in the