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Employee Rights and Property Searches

Situation 1 In October 2002, GoGreen Corporation hired a security company to search all the vehicles in its parking lot for drugs and guns. The security company's officers employed four sniffer dogs. Guns were found in several vehicles, but no drugs were found. The corporation felt that all employees whose vehicles had weapon

Cosco and Safety First, two manufacturers of children's products

Cosco and Safety First, two manufacturers of children's products, were fined $1.75 million dollars for safety violations by the CPSC. There is a federal law that all safety problems must be reported immediately so that the products may be promptly recalled. Cosco had over 300 injuries and 2 deaths before they reported the prob

Describe a scenario that involves an ergonomic injury.

Identify and describe a scenario that involves an ergonomic injury and determine guidelines to prevent further injuries in the work setting. Be sure to explain how the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration's criteria for ergonomic injuries might apply to the scenario.

Disability ramfications are assessed.

Imagine you are a Human Resource manager for a large firm and that one of your employees has suffered a temporary disability. Answer the following questions: 1.What laws apply to temporary disability at the workplace? 2.Under what general circumstances is the employee entitled to benefits? 3.What are those benefits and who

Arbitration Analysis

Arbitration Analysis - 1 page Interest Arbitration Variants Final-offer Arbitration Results of Final-Offer Laws Arbitration and Maturing Labor Relations The above are various forms of arbitration available under state laws for public sector employees. Consider the benefits of each one. Prepare a chart listing each arbit

Employment Law And Harassment

In light of workplace bullying and the difficulties plaintiffs face in same-sex harassment cases, would it be better to have anti-harassment statutes aimed at prohibiting unwelcome, offensive, treatment regardless of whether the motive behind the treatment is discriminatory? Explain. (Is it a good idea to â??severâ? the conn

Describing Due Process

Describe the term "Due Process" and relate it to its use in business as well as government. Include the 7 guidelines by Ewing and provide examples of each that are different from what is in the textbook. Trace the process inside of an organization to ensure fairness.

Explore the four categories of legal protections against wrongful discharge.

Refer to Table 18.1 on page 587 in your book. Read the related text. From that information, summarize and explain the four categories of legal protections against wrongful discharge. Write a good introductory sentence to set up your essay, and then write one good paragraph for each of the four categories. (We only need a summary

Law: Good-Faith Bargaining and Stereotyping

Sex stereotyping and good-faith bargaining are two important concepts or features that you learned in this class. For each, describe the feature legally. Explain how it is applied practically. Give an example or practical application. No citations or quotations will be necessary since you are writing from your personal knowledg

privacy in the workplace

What does privacy mean to you? What is reasonable for employees to expect in terms of privacy in the workplace? In your answer, be sure to include e-mail and Internet use as well as additional relevant topics.

Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

Explain the elements of the claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress. Quote the actual elements of the claim and cite your source. Try to use the best source for your citation. Add a follow-up sentence(s) in which you explain what that element means in practical terms. Summarize a case in which that claim was charge

Physical fitness and strength tests are likely to create an adverse impact against women as well as older workers and those with disabilities. What should employers do to minimize adverse impact when hiring for jobs that have genuine strength and physical fitness requirements ie firefighters.

Physical fitness and strength tests are likely to create an adverse impact against women as well as older workers and those with disabilities. What should employers do to minimize adverse impact when hiring for jobs that have genuine strength and physical fitness requirements ie firefighters.

Zheng v. Liberty Apparel Co.

In Zheng v. Liberty Apparel Co., the District Court used a four-part test to determine that the Liberty defendants were not joint employers with contractor corporations of certain garment workers. The federal Court of Appeals vacated the District Court's decision and remanded the case back to the District Court for consideration

Taft Hartley Act

List and describe the purpose of the Labor Management Relations Act of 1947 or the "Taft Hartley Act."

Employer liability

Alberto Pirollo was killed when his tractor rolled over as he was driving over a large mound of manure in a corral belonging to Montana Dairy. Pirollo was an employee of Golden Cal Trucking, and Golden Cal Trucking was an independent contractor. Montana Dairy had hired Golden Cal Trucking to scrape the manure out of its corrals

Title VII Discrimination at Mary's Hair Salon

Mary owns a 6-person beauty salon. One day an African American customer comes in and wants a wash and set. Mary has a cold and does not wish to give it to the customer, so she tells her that Geri will take care of her. Geri starts protesting, in front of the other customers, that she is not going to do the customer's hair becaus

duty to reasonably accommodate

List and discuss 4 factors considered by the EEOC in determining whether the employer would suffer an "undue hardship." Your discussion should include examples.

Employment -at-will

Explain the public policy exception to the doctrine of employment at-will, including stating what the ex-employee must demonstrate to prevail and give at least three examples of the public policy exception that have been recognized by some of the states. 

The pension scheme

There are many nuances to the design of an acceptable pension program. Design a model program to be offered to the union and explain your rationale. Answer

Compare profit-sharing plans and COLAs

Explain the difference between profit-sharing plans and COLAs. Do you believe profit-sharing plans or COLAs are more beneficial to employees? Defend your answer. Answer

Ideas for Starting a Plumbing Business

What would be the best choice for the business entity that represents a plumbing service that will be opened thru out the united states? What new business steps would be required to take control re: forming a corporation, taxation, and liability issues into consideration. Identify what laws and regulations this business must con

Employment Law Question

Employees v. Widget Company Elizabeth Bennett and Tom Jones applied to become administrative assistants for Widget Company. After the interviewing process, both were hired and asked to sign contracts that contained the same provision: â??If there is any dispute as to employment practiced or employee/employer actions, this

Sexual Harassment

I need help answering questions pertaining to the case study of Ellison vs Brady on the attached PDF. 1) Was the court's use of the "reasonable victim" standard? Explain. 2) Does this standard create problems for management? If so, what are they? If not, why not? 3) Was Ellison being "overly sensitive"? What would you