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UNIT 3 RESEARCH PAPERUnit 3 Research PaperRichard MundellWaldorf University
UNIT 3 RESEARCH PAPERIntroductionAs the newly hired environmental safety and health professional for ABC Manufacturing, I will be evaluating the three geographically close states that have been selected for consideration of our new facility with regards to regulatory requirements of each state. The research will focus specifically on the differences and/or similarities between workers’ rights in each of the three states by defining the terms employee, wages paid, and weeks of temporary disability. By defining the terms, ABC Manufacturing will be able to strategically identify how the laws will fit into the business plan. The report will also identify and explain the fundamental laws of each workers’ compensation system, interpret the different types of resources that are available for ABC Manufacturing, discuss the different types of coverages that are available, and make recommendations on which state would be the more employer friendly location to build thenew facility. The three states that were chosen, specifically for geographical locations to our existing facility, were Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina.Employees, Wages Paid, Weeks of Temporary DisabilityFirst, let’s look at a few terms that should be considered such as the employee. ABC Manufacturing has facilities located in all three states that are being considered. The state of North Carolina defines an employee as anyone who an employer may be considered who is engaged in an employment under any appointment or contract (NC Industrial Commission, n.d.).The state of Tennessee defines an employee as any person, whether appointed, elected, or under contract where an employee-employer relationship has been established, for which compensationis paid (TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development, n.d.). Lastly, the state of Arkansas defines an employee as any individual for whom an agency is required by federal law to issue a
UNIT 3 RESEARCH PAPERW-2 tax form (Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission, n.d.). Next, I have focused on