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Current Legal Issues in Human Resource Management

This solution provides the student with an understanding of the various current legal issues that is facing the Human Resource Management profession. In particular, this solution utilizes the Elora Jean & Co. to provide the learner with an understanding of a range of issues from unfair treatment from managers, concern over disciplinary action received, and concern over new policies.

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Elora Jean & Co. Problem / Grievance Resolution

Elora Jean & Co. expects that all staff direct their activities toward accomplishing assigned responsibilities and supporting the organization's mission in compliance with stated company values. It is the policy of Elora Jean & Co. that all staff will comply with law, policies, and procedures; will maintain high standards of conduct; and will provide timely and high quality performance of their responsibilities. Communications concerning each individual's strengths and opportunities for development as they relate to the job are to be communicated periodically as required through the performance evaluation system.

Performance and Behavior Standards

Where performance or behavior departs from standards, it helpful to analyze the problem as stemming from one of three possible causes. By doing so, it helps to identify possible remedies that will restore performance to the desired level. Performance may suffer because a lack of

1. Tools;
2. Job Knowledge, and/or
3. Motivation

Obviously, it is difficult to perform a task well if the employee does not have the requisite tools to do the job. Some tools are supplied by Elora Jean & Co., (computers, telephones, etc.), and some are within the responsibilities of the respective employee (intelligence, people skills, ability to communicate well, etc.)
If the proper tools exist, then poor performance may simply be a lack of experience and training - an intelligent and motivated employee may not perform well if they do not know how to do the task because of lack of experience or training.
Finally, an employee with all the necessary tools and training may still not perform well if they lack motivation. This may be the result of problems either inside of or outside of the office, and is sometimes the most difficult to identify and address.

Governance of Decision Making by Managers
Reasonableness, lawfulness, policy, and fundamental fairness are principles, which ...

Solution Summary

This solution provides the student with an understanding of the various current legal issues that is facing the Human Resource Management profession. In particular, this solution utilizes the Elora Jean & Co. to provide the learner with an understanding of a range of issues from unfair treatment from managers, concern over disciplinary action received, and concern over new policies.

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