Suppose that you are the HR manager for a company. Following a string of expensive law suits with former employees, your boss asks you to prepare a memo articulating whether or not your company should add a new policy in all employment agreements and employee handbooks which makes arbitration mandatory for any disputes arising out of employment with your company. Your boss is interested in reducing both the cost and public visibility of employment disputes, but she is also concerned about any legal problems with executory arbitration, including precedents, as well as any negative PR that might come out of such a move. Draft said memo thoroughly discussing the options and their implications. Be sure to address, at minimum, the following:
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of arbitration as compared with the status quo of litigation? Are there any other alternatives worth considering?
- Is executory arbitration legal? Are there any circumstances under which such an agreement might not be enforceable?
- Even if it is legal, how are such agreements viewed generally? Are they perceived as fair among the general public? Are there any potential repercussions in that respect worth considering?
- What are the implications concerning arbitration in terms of precedent and privacy? Do arbitration decisions create legal precedent? If so, can employees disclose information discussed in arbitration hearings to other parties without the company’s consent, such that it may be used in subsequent disputes?
Although this assignment is completed in Week 7, students should refer to information in Lessons 5 and 7 for relevant information.Submission Instructions:
This assignment should at a minimum contain 1,000 words of content (there are four parts, so this is ~250 words each). Word count does not include headings, cover, references, or question text (if you choose to include it in your project); I am looking for 1,000 words of substance. Your project should be in APA format including a properly formatted cover page (abstracts are optional) and a reference page with at least three (3) NEW references (“new” here means references that you have not already used in previous assignments in this course). Providing additional references to your assignments demonstrates your desire to conduct additional research on the topic area, and can improve your research skills.
With all assignments, include properly formatted in-text citations within the body of your work for each of your listed references so the reader can ascertain your original thoughts or ideas as well as the portion of your work that is credited to credible sources. It is very important to identify work from other sources to ensure that proper credit is provided to researchers in the field. This assignment uses Turn It In for originality verification.
Submit the weekly written assignment as an MS Word attachment (.doc or .docx format). A recommended font is 12pt Times New Roman. DO NOT include discussion board answers with your formally written assignment submission.
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