HRM 450 Module 7 Assignment Paper 2015

| June 1, 2016

Module 7 focuses on several administrative issues that have significant consequences for labor and management within an organization. As stated in Holley, Jennings, and Wolters (2012), “Management seeks flexibility in arranging work content and schedules to maximize efficiency. Unions seek to protect employees’ job security and the conditions under which work is performed when workplace changes occur” (p. 340). For this assignment, you will be acting from the management perspective by representing the organization discussed in the case study titled, “Discharged for Facebook Comments,” in Chapter 8 of the textbook.

Part 1:

Read the case study titled, “Discharged for Facebook Comments,” in your textbook (Chapter 8). Review and determine how you would respond to questions 1, 2 and 3 if faced with the scenario. Remember that you are representing the organization from the management perspective; keep this in mind especially as you respond to the second question listed in your textbook. You will use your responses to help you with Part 2 of this assignment and the essay you will then write.

Part 2:

Once you have completed Part 1, reflect on current events regarding technology and employee monitoring by using the LexisNexis database. Using the advanced settings in the database, search State and Federal Cases for recent cases about employee monitoring and workplace privacy. Select one current case.

Discuss how this case relates to the case study from the textbook. Be sure to include the following information:

case name and citation
reasons for the holding/ruling
how the case compares and contrasts with the organization’s stance/response in the textbook case study, as well as how the LexisNexis case furthers your understanding of issues regarding technology and job protection in the contemporary workplace.
While there are two parts to this assignment, please compose one well-developed essay

Sanders v American Broadcasting Companies, Inc 20 Cal. 4th 907. (1999). Retrieved June 22, 2015, from

Holley, W. H., Jennings, K. M., & Wolters, R. S. (2012). The labor relations process (10th ed.). Fort Worth, TX: South-Western Cengage Learning.

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