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HRM 546 Week 1 Assignment Formative Assessment Activity

Complete the following activities:
Complete the Employment-at-Will Exceptions multimedia found in the Week One section of the student website and then answer the following questions:
How is employment-at-will applied in your organization or in one with which you are familiar?

To what extent do the exceptions to employment-at-will limit its application in the organization?

How might managers in the organization use knowledge of employment-at-will and its exceptions to protect the interests of the organization?
What are specific examples of roles that are filled by employees and others that are filled by independent contractors? Use examples from your employer, industry, or an employer or industry with which you are familiar. What do the employees and independent contractors have in common and how do they differ in dealing with employers? How might temporary employees be characterized in the organization or industry you select? Avoid selecting an organization that has been previously discussed by another student.

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HRM 546 Week 2 Assignment Scenario One Cost Club

Resource: Scenario One: Cost Club

Consider the facts, issues, questions, and implications of the scenario, found on the student website.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word memo, in memo form, that is fully responsive to the scenario and its five messages from Pat. Be careful to follow the instructions presented by Pat at various points in Scenario One.

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HRM 546 Week 3 Assignment Formative Assessment Activities The Shoe Store Incident

You are the regional manager of a shoe store chain, which is one of many located in the metro area. Bob, a manager, works at a mall location. One day, Bob calls you with the following situation:

About an hour ago, the store’s best customer, Imelda, walked in and asked Bob if an employee could help her get the proper fitting for her shoes. Bob explained that Tom, a sales employee, would be happy to help her.

Imelda, however, said she would prefer to work with a female employee, and that if a female employee helped her, she would probably buy five pairs of shoes.

Bob explained to you that Mary, another sales employee, was working the back room. Each day, two employees work in the store: one working the front, and one working the back. They rotate on a daily basis because the person working the front gets the commissions for the day. This is company policy, and neither Bob nor you have the flexibility to change that policy—so there is no chance to split the commission. Today is Tom’s day to earn commission.
Bob asks you what he should do. Should Bob swap Tom and Mary so that the store gets the benefit of Imelda’s purchases, or should he stand firm that only Tom is available to sell her shoes?

What legal and ethical issues arise in this case, and what legal and ethical principles guide this decision? What choice do you make and why?

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HRM 546 Week 4 Assignment Scenario Two Cost Club

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HRM 546 Week 5 Assignment Formative Assessment Activities Health Insurance Costs versus Privacy

Health Insurance Costs Versus Privacy

Computers by Design (CBD) is a small computer systems sales and service business located in the Midwest. The owners of CBD, Abigail, Megan, and Andy, are concerned about rising health care insurance costs. Abigail has researched the issue, and has learned that CBD can better control insurance costs by only hiring people who are less likely to make claims—the healthy, the fit, and the nonaddicted. She has proposed to the other owners a two-step program.

First, CBD would conduct preemployment health screenings, including voluntary genetic testing. It would not hire anyone who smokes or uses drugs, has any genetically linked propensity for an expensive disease, or is not physically fit.

The second step would be to give every employee a 12-month notice to stop using tobacco and nonprescription drugs and to submit to random, monthly testing. Employees would also be placed on a fitness and weight control plan. Professional assistance would be available at no cost to help them stop using tobacco and drugs and to help them meet weight and fitness targets. Employees who meet the goals would be allowed to stay with CBD. Those who refuse would be given a severance package and discharged.

What are the legal issues involved here? Which of the measures proposed by Abigail are legal, and which are not? Explain the legal issues involved and reference specific pages from your readings to support your conclusions.

To what extent is an industry you are familiar with unionized and engaged in collective bargaining? Is the industry comprised of nonunion employees, unionized and nonunionized employees, or unionized employees? Explain why the industry does or does not have collective bargaining, and discuss what trends might tend to change the current situation in the near future. Be sure to incorporate both legal principles and relevant labor economics facts in your response. Provide references as appropriate.

Select one of the three areas of employment law to answer the question that follows:

Occupational Safety and Health

Employee Retirement Income Security Act

Fair Labor Standards Act

Considering one of the aforementioned entities, what are the differing responsibilities of the finance managers, first-line managers, and human resource managers with regard to your selected area?

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HRM 546 Week 6 Individual Assignment Scenario Three Cost Club

Resource: Scenario Three: Cost Club

Review the information in the scenario, located on the student website. Note especially the requirements that Pat has defined in the e-mail.
Prepare your materials for the memo to your boss in the scenario by reviewing the key points in Ch. 13-17 of your text. Pay particular attention to the practical information about the rights and obligations of employers in various situations, and think of some examples to illustrate your points that are suitable for use in your outline.

Write the outline for your boss in no more than 1,400 words, using outline form as shown in Pat’s e-mail to you in Scenario Three.

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