Assignment 1: Good Grocers, Inc. Due Week 3 and worth 150 points

| August 14, 2017

Assignment 1: Good Grocers, Inc.Due Week 3 and worth 150 pointsNote:
The company mentioned herein is merely a hypothetical organization with
characteristics developed to enable students to respond to the
assignment. You may create and / or make all necessary assumptions
needed for the completion of this assignment.After
Good Grocers, Inc. expanded its organic produce section and adopted a
“buy local” policy, sales increased. The Virginia-based chain expanded
its retail locations from seven to twelve (7 to 12) over the last three
(3) years.As
the Assistant Human Resources Manager, your job is to advise store
managers about legal and personnel matters. The leadership at Good
Grocers, Inc. considers you to be a legally astute manager, who consults
with the corporation’s attorney, as necessary. The corporation’s
leadership has tasked you with managing two (2) situations have come
across your desk. Please respond with support that is backed by the law.Write a three to four (3-4) page paper which addresses the two (2) situations from two (2) store managers.Situation 1Last week, my produce manager reported the following incident:As
I came out from the bakery, I saw a woman lying on the floor of the
produce department. Her husband started yelling at me, saying, “She
slipped on a banana peel and fell. My wife is the anchorwoman for
NEWSNOW, and we are going to sue you!”She
didn’t look hurt, but I called 911 and filed an incident report that
contained the facts of the situation. When viewing the area, I did, in
fact, see a banana peel on the floor, but it was still yellow and lying
on top of a ribbed rubber mat. The woman in question was wearing
five-inch high heels. But I wasn’t sure what to say, other than the
woman would be hearing from us.1.Explain whether this situation is best handled by litigation or by a particular form of alternative dispute resolution.2.Based
on how you would handle this situation, either through litigation or a
particular form of alternative dispute resolution, outline the key next
steps involved in seeking a resolution. Justify your response.Situation 2Last
week, my bakery manager was short an employee over Mother’s Day weekend
when the bakery is always busy. To make up for being shorthanded, the
bakery manager called in Ms. Greene, an independent contractor.
Generally, Ms. Greene comes in on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights between 6 to 9 p.m. just to decorate cakes; she has her own bakery business. We furnish all of her equipment, and we pay her by the cake.Ms. Greene worked eight (8) hours on Saturday and another eight (8) hours on Sunday over Mother’s Day weekend. We paid her $15.00 per hour. On the following Monday
when Ms. Greene came in, she told me that she wanted to receive the
same benefits as the other Good Grocers part-time employees, such as
paid time off and employee discounts. Ms. Greene asserted that she
really is a part-time employee who deserves the usual employee benefits.3. Determine whether Ms. Greene is an independent contractor or a part-time employee. Provide a rationale for your response.4. Explain the reasoning supporting whether or not Ms. Greene should receive the same benefits as part-time employees.Suggested resources for this assignment:1.Access
your Learning Resource Center (LRC) at the top of your iCampus screen.
Search by keyword for business articles on arbitration, mediation, or
independent contractors. You may also use your LRC to access legal
topics and articles through the Lexis Nexis database.2.At FindLaw, located at .findlaw.com/”>http://www.findlaw.com/, you may search by legal topic or enter a keyword(s) into a search box to find relevant information and articles.3.You may use the following additional resources:•Internal Revenue Service (IRS): .irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Independent-Contractor-Self-Employed-or-Employee”>http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Independent-Contractor-Self-Employed-or-Employee•The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry: .doli.virginia.gov/laborlaw/laborlaw.html”>http://www.doli.virginia.gov/laborlaw/laborlaw.htmlYour assignment must follow these formatting requirements:•Use
at least two (2) quality academic resources in this assignment, such as
a government Website, and include internal citations. Note: Wikipedia
and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.•Be
typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with
one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA
or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
instructions.•Include
a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s
name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover
page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment
page length.

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