Analyzing Employee Management
This week, you learned about the legal implications of employee management. These include the laws surrounding performance appraisal, training, and development. In addition, you gained insight into specific laws and common statutes that safeguard the employees’ privacy on the job.
Research one current (2010 or later) published article related to the topics in the readings for this week. The Walden University Library has an online business database, which is an excellent resource for full-text articles.
Note: The article must relate to human resource management policies and practices discussed in this week’s topics and provide unique information not contained in the textbook. The assignment is to be posted directly into the Week 5 Application area.
With these thoughts in mind:
Post your original answer by Day 4. Respond by Day 7 to two or more of your colleagues’ postings in one or more of the following ways:
Return to this Application in a few days to read the responses to your initial posting. Note what you learned and the insights you gained as a result of the comments your colleagues made.
Be sure to support your work with specific citations from the Learning Resources and any additional sources.
Please read and view this week’s Learning Resources before you complete the Discussion.
Chapter 16 highlights the legal implications of performance management. The two critical aspects of performance management – appraisals and training – are closely linked with promotions, salary increments, bonuses, and better job opportunities and, therefore, are the subject of much debate. The chapter focuses on the challenges and concerns that human resource managers face when applying employment laws to these two aspects.
Focus on the case Compass Environmental v. OSHRC discusses required training and the OSH Act. Cortez v Wal-Mart Stores is a case that illustrates the problems that arise if performance improvement programs are used as a device to force older employees to quit.
Chapter 17 describes employers’ legal limits in case they intrude on their employees’ privacy on the job. The chapter examines laws designed for safeguarding the employees’ privacy. These laws include the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). The chapter also details four different types of torts recognized under common law.Focus on the case Koeppel V. Speirs which focuses on the employee’s right to privacy. Dietz v Finlay Fine Jewelry is a case that deals with an interesting aspect of conducting interrogations. It illustrates legal problems associated with interrogations not conducted skillfully.