Agency and Employment Law
Purpose of Assignment
Employment costs are arguably a business's biggest expense.
Consider how employment law regulates concepts such as
discrimination, injuries on the job, employee vs. independent contractor,
wrongful discharge, and unionization, to name a few. As you research
for this assignment, consider the decisions made in this area are much
more than business decisions but, in fact, impact lives. How do we
reconcile between hurting employees and impacting the bottom-line?
This is much tougher than it appears.
Resources: Legal Environment of Business: Online Commerce,
Business Ethics, and Global Issues: Ch. 18, 19, 20, and 21.
Scenario: As employment costs continue to escalate, it is incumbent
upon organizations to continually monitor its internal operations to
ensure best practices are being followed. To that end, your CEO has
asked you to prepare a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities,
Prepare a SWOT analysis in one of the following formats: A 7- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation, A comparison table in a maximum of 1,050 words, or A maximum 1,050-word written analysis in Microsoft® Word.
Examine the following: Consider the impact a principal and agent creates on the business
and its employees. Compare how express, implied, and apparent authority created by
the principal and agent impacts equal opportunities for employees. Identify the laws protecting workers against discriminatory practices. Evaluate how the legal protections present in the workplace differ for
employee and independent contractors.
Cite a minimum of two references for the four content areas taken from
a business or legal resource. At least one reference must be from the
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment as a
Microsoft® Word document.
SupportingMaterial:Legal Environment of Business, Ch. 18: Agency
LawLegal Environment of Business, Ch. 20: Employment Law and
Worker ProtectionLegal Environment of Business, Ch. 21: Labor Law
and Immigration LawLegal Environment of Business, Ch. 19: Equal
Opportunity in EmploymentAgency and Employment Law Grading
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