This week, we discussed the main federal equal employment opportunity laws. Because some of them have a deeper impact on the staffing function, you will select two main state laws aligned with those we discussed. You will be expected to:
1. Identify the state laws.
2. Provide a synopsis of each state law.
3. Examine which staffing provisions apply to those state laws and provide examples of how your organization complies with them.
The mention of unions tends to make business managers and human resource (HR) professionals cringe, although that need not be the case. Employees have the right to unionize to protect themselves and establish good work conditions that satisfy their needs.
In many cases, unions make it easier to manage employees as all employees are governed under a single contract, making employment decisions straightforward. However, the power of a union can be abused, making the employment relationship more challenging.
Furthermore, working with unions requires knowledge of additional laws, which can be overwhelming in practice.
In this assignment, you will analyze employment laws related to unionization in the workplace.
Your instructor will assign you one of the following acts:
- The National Labor Relations Act or the Wagner Act
Research the act using a variety of resources and, on the basis of your findings, answer the following questions:
- What rights does the act give an employer or employees?
- How does the act impact (support or impede) the existence of unions at workplaces?
- What are the implications of violating this law on workplace relations? Support with suitable examples.
- What strategies or policies can employers use to comply with this law?