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HRMT650: Current Legal Issues in Human Resource Management

HRMT650: Unit 1 – Individual Project

Assignment Details

This assignment explores two key areas of employment law—Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA). Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 created the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes guidelines related to minimum wage, overtime pay, record keeping, and child labor. Some companies find themselves facing legal challenges when they do not adhere to these key employment laws.

In your assignment, please address the following questions:

  • How does Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protect you?
  • Research and analyze a case where a company violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. What did the EEOC do?
  • How does the FLSA help to determine an employee’s pay?
  • The FLSA has had a number of amendments over the years. How would you change it to fit today’s business world?

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Individual Project Rubric

The Individual Project (IP) Grading Rubric is a scoring tool that represents the performance expectations for the IP. This Individual Project Grading Rubric is divided into components that provide a clear description of what should be included within each component of the IP. It’s the roadmap that can help you in the development of your IP.

ExpectationPoints PossiblePoints EarnedComments
Assignment-Specific: Describe the protections of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act30
Assignment-Specific: Analyze a case and what the EEOC did to protect employee rights30
Assignment-Specific: Examine how FLSA helps to determine employee pay30
Assignment-Specific: Provide an informed opinion on changing the FLSA25
Professional Language: Assignment contains accurate grammar, spelling, and/or punctuation with few or no errors. (APA formatting is required or style specified in assignment).10
Total Points125
Total Points Earned

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