Employment Laws

Employment Laws

One aspect of talent management is to ensure that all human resource decisions are in compliance with local, national, and sometimes global laws.

Using the Argosy University online library resources and the Internet, research human resource decisions and the law.

For this assignment, assume you are a manager in the HR department for WidgetMaker, a large US-based company with offices in several states. It is your job to sort through requests and grievances that employees submit to company management.

This week you have received the following four notifications:

  1. A pregnant female employee requests four months of unpaid maternity leave. She wants the company to ensure that her job, status, and pay will all remain upon her return.

  2. A male employee demands four weeks of paid leave to be used when his stay-at-home wife gives birth to his second child.

  3. A small group of employees running the factory machines contend that adequate safety equipment has not been provided for them. They are reluctant to return to working with the machines until the safety materials are provided.

  4. An older male employee contends that within his department he has repeatedly been treated differently due to his sex, age, and religion.

Select three of the scenarios listed above and, for each of them, respond to the following:

  • What national laws are being violated and what are the minimal actions required by law?

  • How do you recommend the company respond?

  • Does your recommendation go beyond what is required by law?

  • What other factors besides legal compliance (for example, ethics, company reputation, financial concerns, etc.) were involved in your decision? Why were these factors important to your decision?

By Saturday, January 21, 2017, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, January 25, 2017, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.

Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation

Do the following when responding to your peers:

  • Read your peers’ answers.

  • Provide substantive comments by

    • contributing new, relevant information from course readings, Web sites, or other sources;

    • building on the remarks or questions of others; or

    • sharing practical examples of key concepts from your professional or personal experiences

  • Respond to feedback on your posting and provide feedback to other students on their ideas.

  • Make sure your writing

    • is clear, concise, and organized;

    • demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and

    • displays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Grading Criteria

Assignment Components

Max Points

Initial response was:

  • Insightful, original, accurate, and timely.

  • Substantive and demonstrated advanced understanding of concepts.

  • Compiled/synthesized theories and concepts drawn from a variety of sources to support statements and conclusions.

16

Discussion Response and Participation:

  • Responded to a minimum of two peers in a timely manner.

  • Offered points of view supported by research.

  • Asked challenging questions that promoted discussion.

  • Drew relationships between one or more points in the discussion.

16

Writing:

  • Wrote in a clear, concise, formal, and organized manner.

  • Responses were error free.

  • Information from sources, where applicable, was paraphrased appropriately and accurately cited.

Employment Laws

One aspect of talent management is to ensure that all human resource decisions are in compliance with local, national, and sometimes global laws.

Using the Argosy University online library resources and the Internet, research human resource decisions and the law.

For this assignment, assume you are a manager in the HR department for WidgetMaker, a large US-based company with offices in several states. It is your job to sort through requests and grievances that employees submit to company management.

This week you have received the following four notifications:

  1. A pregnant female employee requests four months of unpaid maternity leave. She wants the company to ensure that her job, status, and pay will all remain upon her return.

  2. A male employee demands four weeks of paid leave to be used when his stay-at-home wife gives birth to his second child.

  3. A small group of employees running the factory machines contend that adequate safety equipment has not been provided for them. They are reluctant to return to working with the machines until the safety materials are provided.

  4. An older male employee contends that within his department he has repeatedly been treated differently due to his sex, age, and religion.

Select three of the scenarios listed above and, for each of them, respond to the following:

  • What national laws are being violated and what are the minimal actions required by law?

  • How do you recommend the company respond?

  • Does your recommendation go beyond what is required by law?

  • What other factors besides legal compliance (for example, ethics, company reputation, financial concerns, etc.) were involved in your decision? Why were these factors important to your decision?

By Saturday, January 21, 2017, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, January 25, 2017, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.

Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation

Do the following when responding to your peers:

  • Read your peers’ answers.

  • Provide substantive comments by

    • contributing new, relevant information from course readings, Web sites, or other sources;

    • building on the remarks or questions of others; or

    • sharing practical examples of key concepts from your professional or personal experiences

  • Respond to feedback on your posting and provide feedback to other students on their ideas.

  • Make sure your writing

    • is clear, concise, and organized;

    • demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and

    • displays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Grading Criteria

Assignment Components

Max Points

Initial response was:

  • Insightful, original, accurate, and timely.

  • Substantive and demonstrated advanced understanding of concepts.

  • Compiled/synthesized theories and concepts drawn from a variety of sources to support statements and conclusions.

16

Discussion Response and Participation:

  • Responded to a minimum of two peers in a timely manner.

  • Offered points of view supported by research.

  • Asked challenging questions that promoted discussion.

  • Drew relationships between one or more points in the discussion.

16

Writing:

  • Wrote in a clear, concise, formal, and organized manner.

  • Responses were error free.

  • Information from sources, where applicable, was paraphrased appropriately and accurately cited.