Assignment 1: Discussion—Laws that Drive Policies, Procedures, and Practices
HR laws—federal, state, and local—drive HR policies, procedures, and practices. This assignment will focus on HR laws. The legal environment greatly influences HR practice.
Using the Argosy University online library resources and applicable government Web sites, conduct research in HR laws that drive HR policies, procedures, and practices.
Then, respond to the following:
What are some HR laws that organizations can use to develop and implement policies, procedures, and practices? Name and describe at least three laws that would drive policies, procedures, and practices. By the due date assigned, post your initial response to the Discussion Area below. Continue to get to know your fellow classmates and contribute to our discussion of HR laws.
Through the end of the module, comment on at least two of your peers’ responses.
Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation
Do the following when responding to your peers:
Read your peers’ answers. Provide substantive comments by contributing new, relevant information from course readings, Web sites, or other sources; building on the remarks or questions of others; or sharing practical examples of key concepts from your professional or personal experiences Respond to feedback on your posting and provide feedback to other students on their ideas. Make sure your writing is clear, concise, and organized; demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________–
Assignment 2: Required Assignment 1—Ethical and Legal Issues
HR ethics are important to organizations as they can have legal and moral implications. In this assignment, you will develop a plan to resolve some of the ethical and legal issues involved in a merger. Use the Argosy University online library and textbooks to read about ethical and legal issues.
Consider the following scenario:
As part of the employment contracts, employees have certain rights. For example, employees have the right to not be coerced into situations against their will. They expect to be able to access the information, which affects their job, company, and career. Such work situations can increase stress, lower self-esteem and productivity, cause loss of trust, and decrease efficiency.
Good employees who are looking for a more secure work environment may resign and take valuable tacit knowledge and talent with them. It is the responsibility of HR management to create an ethical work environment before, during, and after the merger.
As a strategic HR Director, you have been asked to identify ethical and legal issues involved in a merger and develop a plan to resolve these issues. Your plan should address the following:
Identify specific legal and ethical issues that should be considered before, during, and after the merger. Develop an implementation plan for managing the potential legal and ethical concerns for the merger. Explain how the proposed plan would help managers establish an ethical work environment. Develop a plan for how to resolve ethical and legal issues. Write a five-to-six-page plan in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M3_A2.doc.