MGMT 453 Week 4 Notes
MGMT 453 Week 4 Notes MGMT 453
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MGMT 453 Week 4 Setting Social Media Policy • Who will use social media and for what purposes • Draw up the policy with the compnay’s culture and industry • Tap different division- marketin, IT, HR, media and legal – to help craft the policy. • Don’t Overreach! o Some companies consider salary and wage information confidential and the National Labor Relations Board has said employees can talk about wages – so a company would be overreaching by prohibiting employees from discussing wage-related information. • Inform employees as to whether they need approval before posting information and identify whom they should get approval from. Increasing Diversity of the U.S. Labor Work Force Top 15 Jobs are held from ages 55-64 Aging of the labor force • Older workers add value Environmental Issues Effective HRM Presentation by George Medina Equal Employment Opportunity & Occupational Safety and Health (Ch.3 & Discussion Questions) Discrimination • Racial Profiling • Gender in equality Ex. Wal-Mart o Largest private company in the US o Over 5200 retail stores o More than 2.1 million employees o Fortune 500 • 1 case: Class action lawsuit – Black applicants denied truck driving jobs (2001-2008) 4,500 plaintiffs, settlement of $17.5 million o If less than 4/5 minority hiring, then there might be cases of discrimination. • 2 ndCase: Class action lawsuit – Female applications denied warehouse positions, Settlement 11.7 million, 75 order filling positions to be filled by women MGMT 453 • Case question 1: According to these cases which employment laws has Wal-Mart been accused of violating? How might it have been avoided? o Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – resulted from the civil rights movement § Forbids discrimination of race, color, religion, sex or national origin § Age Discriminating in Employment act 1967 § Americans with Disabilities Act -1990 § Protects employees: retaliation by an employer • Case Question #2: Which challenge do you think will be more difficult for Wal-Mart: diversifying its top management ranks or ending charges of discrimination? Why? • Discussion with the class! Deviance behaviors - injustice • Motivate • Control Purposes of employment laws • To create equal employment opportunity for all individuals • To establish fairness at the workplace • Regulation of HRM • Legislative branch o Laws governing HR activities Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) • The condition in which all individuals have an equal chance for employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, disability or national origin. • The federal government’s efforts in this area include: o Constitutional amendments o Legislation Equal Pay act Age discrimination Civil right act 80% rule – a major issue here is whether or not the data should be looked at for individual years or in the aggregate. If the data is combined for the company’s entire operations (warehouse and stores) over the two-year period, the overall black promotion rate is 86% that of the white. Follow Four- Fifths rule instead. Disparate treatment definition of discrimination • Due to a lack of a written, objective formal system of promotion and the absence of clealy defined promotion MGMT 453 criteria (solution: formal promotion system and volunteer affirmative action program) o They were qualified o a vacancy existed o despite their qualification they were not promoted o a white employee was promoted Workplace Safety – Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) – authorizes the federal government to establish For each of the following occupation, identy at least one possible hazard and at least one action employers could take minimize the risk of an injury or illness related to that hazard • A. Worker in a fast food restaurant o Slip and fall • B. Computer programmer o Staring at the screen all day • Truck driver • House painter
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