46.Workers in the United States enjoy several important legal guarantees. Discuss three major rights. What are the U.S. laws and regulations that govern each? How do such policies compare with those of other countries? 47.Discuss the pros and cons of the new social contract from the viewpoint of an employer and employee. What duty does an employer have to provide job security to its workers?
48.Some people believe that the right of privacy should be extended to the workplace. Others feel that, on the contrary, that such an extension would constitute an unwarranted incursion into the management's right to manage. Please comment on this debate, using examples from the text discussion of electronic monitoring, romance in the workplace, employee drug testing, and employee honesty testing. Are there particular circumstances under which it is, or is not, appropriate for employers to monitor employee behavior? 49.As the use of electronic communication at work has risen, new ethical issues involving worker privacy have emerged. Should employers be allowed to read employee e-mail, or access files located on a personal computer at work? Why or why not? 50.Developing a corporate policy on alcohol abuse is a difficult challenge. As the CEO of a firm, how would you fairly treat and protect the privacy of an employee who has an alcohol problem, while maintaining the company goal of maximizing the productivity of each employee? 51.Provide an example where employee whistle-blowing is justified and an example where it is not. Provide support for each example.
52.Discuss working conditions around the world. What challenges face multinational corporations? What approaches are companies using to establish fair labor standards? Which approaches might work better than others?
ch18 Key 1. (p. 385) The employment relationship confers rights and duties on both sides. TRUE Lawrence - Chapter 18 #1 2.(p. 386)Labor unions are organizations that represent workers on the job. Lawrence - Chapter 18 #2 3.(p. 386)Employers are not required by law to agree to the union's demands, but they are required to bargain in good faith. Lawrence - Chapter 18 #3 4.(p. 386)Some labor unions have departed from their traditional adversarial approach to work cooperatively with employers for their mutual benefit. Lawrence - Chapter 18 #4
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