LAW 575 WEEK 5 Employment Law Questionnaire

LAW 575 WEEK 5 Employment Law Questionnaire

LAW 575 WEEK 5 Employment Law Questionnaire

Purpose of Assignment 

Employment and labor costs are arguably a business’s biggest expense. Consider how employment law regulates concepts such as discrimination, injuries on the job, employee vs. independent contractor, wrongful discharge, and unionization, to name a few. As you research for this assignment, consider the decisions that are made in this area are much more than business decisions but, in fact, impact lives. How do we reconcile between hurting employees and impacting the bottom-line? This is much tougher than it appears. 

Assignment Steps 

Resources: Week 5 video; The Legal Environment of Business, Ch. 21: pg. 569-612 

Scenario: As employment costs continue to escalate, it is incumbent upon organizations to continually monitor its internal operations to ensure best practices are being followed. To that end, the Board of Directors needs data to review and update all Employment policies.

Part I

Search the Internet for a questionnaire template or create your own questionnaire for Part I.

Create a questionnaire to be distributed to your HR department and among all department heads and executive team members that will provide the Board with information it needs. Your questionnaire should:

  • Examine the impact a principal and agent relationship creates on that business and its employees.
  • Compare how express, implied, and apparent authority created by the principal and agent impacts equal opportunities for employees.
  • Identify the laws protecting workers against discriminatory practices.
  • Evaluate how the legal protections present in the workplace differ for employee and independent contractors.
  • Examine the impact unionization has on its employees and whether an expansion of the union to include office workers should be implemented.

Part II 

Create a 5-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation summarizing the laws protecting workers against discriminatory practices.

Cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed references for Part II.

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

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LAW 575 WEEK 5 Employment Law Questionnaire