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Ch 16 - Employee Rights_w1 - MGMT 321 Employee Rights and...

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1 MGMT 321 Employee Rights and Discipline Chapter 16
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2 Case: Goodyear 1. What are the pros and cons of using a forced distribution system such as Goodyear’s? 2. Do you agree or disagree with the plaintiffs in the lawsuit? Why? 3. Apart from the proposed changes to the appraisal system, what other recommendations would you make to Goodyear?
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3 Case: Egan’s Clothiers 1. What are the pros and cons of Egan’s performance appraisal system? Do you think it identifies the best employees? Do you think it helps develop employees to perform the best they can? 2. Can increased sales be linked directly an/or indirectly to the appraisal system? 3. How would you change the system? 4. How do you account for the fact that absenteeism has decreased at Egan’s while turnover has increased?
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4 Learning Objectives After you have read this chapter, you should be able to: Explain the difference between statutory rights and contractual rights. Define employment-at-will and discuss how wrongful discharge, just cause, and due process are interrelated. List elements to consider when developing an employee handbook. Differentiate between the positive approach and progressive approach to discipline.
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5 Contractual Rights Implied Contract The idea that a contract exists between the employer and the employee based on the implied promises of the employer. Contractual Rights Rights based on a specific contract between employer and employee. Can be spelled out formally in written employment contracts or implied in employee handbooks and published policies. Employment Contract/ Non-compete Agreements An agreement that formally outlines the details of employment.
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6 Typical Provisions in Employment Contracts Figure 16–1
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7 Rights Affecting the Employment Relationship Employment-at-Will (EAW) Common law doctrine that employers have the right to hire, fire, demote, or promote as they choose, unless there is a law or contract to the contrary. Employees have the right to quit and got another job
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2011 for the course MANAGEMENT 321 taught by Professor Joshi during the Spring '09 term at George Mason.

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Ch 16 - Employee Rights_w1 - MGMT 321 Employee Rights and...

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