MGT 3500 Lecture 1: Week 1

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MGT 3500 Class Notes Week 1 (1-23-17)
Overall Topic of the Course:
Labor & employment laws
"labor relations" of the government, employers, employees, unions, and collective
bargaining strategies
What do you want to learn from this course?
Levels of management meeting the bottom line
Small business compliance
Pro-union collective bargaining & options for non-unionized bargaining
Laws HR needs to know and follow
Issues governing the workplace (with and without unions)
ADA: Americans with Disabilities with Act
FMLA: Family Medical Leave Act
Fair Pay Act: abolishing wage discrepancies for the same work by different genders
Employment at Will: employer has the right to terminate/cut pay at will,
employee has reciprocal rights
Employment at will no longer: definite term of employment and just cause
for termination
Right to Work: relating to or promoting a worker's right not to be required to join
a labor union
Adverse Impact: substantially different rate of hiring, promotion, or other
employment decision which works to the disadvantage of members of a race, sex,
or ethnic group.
occurs when a decision, practice, or policy has a disproportionately negative
effect on a protected group, even though unintentional (Something seems
fair but harms one group)
Briggs VS. Duke Power Company, only hired HS graduates, meant few
black people could get hired
Disparage treatment/intentional discrimination: blatant discrimination
Intentional Discrimination = Disparate treatment
Progressive discipline: warnings, found in employment handbook, punishment fits
the crime
Protected Class
Statutory Exceptions:
1. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Race, color, religion, sex, national origin (any employer 15+ employees)
2. ADEA Age Discrimination Employment Act (40+, no cap) FL & NJ protect youth too
TBD…
Affirmative Action
Whistleblower
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