The HR professional is normally
responsible for this task.
The inspector then walks around,
pointing out any obvious violations,
and then the inspector and
representative discuss the findings.
Within six months a complete report
is sent, along with any ci
and reveal their wants and negotiate those wants. Abargaining impasse
occurs when members
cannot come to an agreement.
When a bargaining impasse occurs, a strike or lockout of workers can
strike occurs during negotiations, while an unfa
used correctly can be a fair, clear process to solving problems within the
organization. KEY TAKEAWAYS
The grievance process is a formal process to address any complaints
about contract violations.
The grievance process varies from contract to contract.
Tools provided to employees
Process for new applicants
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The collective bargaining process has five main steps; we will disc
Source: Reprinted from the University of Iowas Office of the Vice
steps (accessed September 15, 2011).
Another option for handling continued in
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Who Goes, Who Stays?
The consulting firm you have worked for over the last year is having
some financial troubles. The large
contracts it once had are slowly going away, and as your company
2. Develop a plan as to how layoffs will be communicated with the
individual as well as within the company.
3. Discuss strategies to motivate those sales employees who stay with
the organization. TEAM ACTIVITIES
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o Prior to imposition of discipline, employee must have notice of rules
o Establish through:
New employee orientation
Receipts for dep
keeping does not imply that the employee or the company is at fault for
a illness or injury. In addition, just
because a record is kept doesnt mean the employee will be eligible for
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mentioned earlier, OSHA is
responsible for enforcing
standards. Besides requiring
reporting, OSHA also performs
inspections. OSHA is responsible for 7 million worksites across the
country and so, of course, has to
Figure 13.1 The OSHA Decision Tree for De
Good Faith and Fair Dealing Exception
Iowa yes yes no
Kansas yes yes no
Kentucky yes yes no
Louisiana no no no
Maine no yes no
Maryland yes yes no
Massachusetts yes no yes
Michigan yes yes no
Technology makes it possible to more easily monitor aspects of
employees jobs, although a policy on this
subject should be considered before implementing it. In regard to
privacy, a question exists whether an
employer should be allowed to monitor an emplo
Tennessee yes yes no
Texas yes no no
Utah yes yes yes
Vermont yes yes no
Virginia yes no no
Washington yes yes no
West Virginia yes yes no
Wisconsin yes yes no
Wyoming yes yes yes
Bold text indicates a state with all three exceptions.
Italic text indicate
accident rate and decided to implement drug testing to increase safety.
Several prescription drugs were
banned because they were known to cause impairment. The plaintiffs in
the case had been dismissed from
their jobs because of prescription drug use, and
proper handling and storage, and first aid in case of an accident. These
data sheets should be
made available to the general public and employees.
Right-to-know laws also require specific reporting to local and state
agencies on chemicals used
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Star, March 6, 2011, accessed March 8,
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accessed August 15,
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arbitrator, if necessary.
HOW WOULD YOU HANDLE THIS?
To Join or Not to Join
As the HR manager for a two-hundred-person company, you have
always worked hard to ensure that
workers received competitive benefits and salaries. When you hear
rumors of the work
showing professional development further solidified her case, as she
had an implied contract that Honda
had altered the employment-at-will doctrine through its policies and
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3. Good faith and f
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Plan, Zanesville Times, July 17, 2011,
accessed August 1,
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Traffic Controllers,Bloomberg News, July 24,
2011, accessed August 1,
handles terminations and grievances.
2. Compare and contrast the differences between a retaliatory
discharge and a constructive
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important to develop consistent procedures on how to record and
handle disciplinary issues.
Most employers use a progressive discipline process to accomplish this
Employee separation occurs in one of three ways. First, the employee