Business / Human Resources (HR) / Business Necessity: A defense available when the employer has a criterion for selection that is facially neutral but which excludes members of one sex, race, national origin or religious group at a substantially higher rate than members of other groups, thus creating adverse impact. The employer must be able to prove that the challenged practices effectively carry out the business purposes they are alleged to serve and that no alternative, nondiscriminatory practices can achieve the safe and efficient operation of its business.
Business Noun Synonyms: duty, function, occupation, calling, vocation, trade, profession, work, province, area, subject, topic, concern, affair, responsibility, role, charge, obligation
Necessity Adjective Synonyms: requirement, essential, necessary, requisite, need, prerequisite, basic, fundamental, sine qua non, desideratum, constraint
Necessity Noun Synonyms: poverty, want, indigence, need, destitution, penury, straits, difficulty, difficulties, pauperism, neediness
Technology / Computers / Common Business Oriented Language (COBOL): A computer programming language invented during the second generation of computers and designed to meet the needs of business. Although less often used today, it was well-suited for writing programs t MORE
Business / Real Estate / Controlled Business Arrangements: As defined under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), an arrangement or combination in which an individual or a firm has more than a 1 percent interest in a company to which the individu MORE