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HRMT645: Operational Human Resource Management

HRMT645 Unit 4 – Discussion Board

Assignment Description

Reminder: Initial Discussion Board posts due by Friday, responses due by Tuesday
Students will be expected to post their first initial discussion board posting by Friday of each week. Discussion posts will be graded and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Students are expected to post their responses to peers by Tuesday. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Laws and Policies Discussion

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write at least 350-550 words that will respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear and use examples to reinforce your ideas:

Organizations must abide by federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Breaking the law may have consequences such as fines, lawsuits, and even shutdown of corporate facilities. To maintain compliance, organizations develop policies that guide the ethical behavior of employees. In order to explore the differences between laws and policies, please discuss the following:

Describe the difference between a policy and a law and provide an example of each.

Does a company policy override a local, state, or federal law or does a local, state, or federal law override a company policy? Provide justification for your reasoning.

Research and describe an example of an incident when a company broke a federal, state, or local law. What were the consequences of breaking the law? What policies did the company change because of the incident?

Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least two of your fellow classmates with at least a 200-300 word reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions: 

  • What did you learn from your classmate’s posting? 
  • What additional questions do you have after reading the posting? 
  • What clarification do you need regarding the posting? 
  • How would this topic be of value to you in your life or career?

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