You have just been promoted to the Human Resources Department of a Fortune 500 company. Your director asks each of the HR employees to research an employment law issue and draft a memo that discusses that issue. In addition, he wants to ensure that each employee has a clear understanding of the issue present. Therefore, you are to include in your memo either a specific case that supports this employment law or utilize your own experience. This experience can stem from professional or personal situations in the business world as an employee or employer. Lastly, your director wants you to include any ethical issue that your company may be confronting in reference to this employment law.
Be sure that your focus is twofold; first, on an area of employment law and second, on a potential ethical issue within that area of law.
For example, a student could write about his or her experience working long hours as a minor in violation of federal wage and hour laws, and working conditions.
If you have not personally or professionally confronted an issue, consider an issue that could arise within the realm of employment law and describe it. Be sure that your focus is twofold; first, on an area of employment law and second, on a potential ethical issue within that area of law.
Address the following in your memo:
- Identify and clearly define the relevant law, either defining a legal doctrine, provisions of a law, or elements of a specific cause of action.
- Apply facts from your situation to the applicable law, doctrine, or cause of action studied.
- Clearly summarize lessons learned from the week as they apply to your fact pattern and make links to the readings and/or module.
- Include new thoughts or ideas based on the module information—this is your reflection/insight, which would logically flow from each information point presented.
- Identify any related ethical issues.
Your memo should be 2-3 pages in length, not including the title or references pages. Review the grading rubric and make sure to follow the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA. Please be sure to reach out to your instructor early in the week if you have difficulty identifying an appropriate topic.