Employment Law

Objective: Explain how employment law provides rights to employees and employers, and the steps employers must take to comply with employment law.

Introduction  This essay will allow you to demonstrate your understanding of various areas of employment law. You will describe “at-will” employment, explain limitations on employers under the Americans with Disabilities Act, articulate the requirements of employers to be in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act and describe the limitations and delimitations of the use of drug testing by employers. By being able to explain these areas of employment law, you will internalize your knowledge and be a more effective manager.   Deliverable  The essay for this lesson is required to be a minimum of 750 words that clearly demonstrates your understanding of the activity. Essays should have a clear introduction, thesis statement and conclusion, written in APA format (APAstyle.org). A minimum of three sources must be cited in-text and in the Reference list.

Activity Details:

Read the following questions, and use what you have learned about this lesson’s objective to summarize your responses.

•What is employment “at will” and under what circumstances is an employer restricted from terminating an at-will employee without cause?

•What disability-related information does the law prohibit an employer from asking an applicant for employment, and what actions must an employer take when hiring an employee with disabilities?

•Explain the purpose of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and what the Act requires employers to provide to employees.

•Describe the process by which an employer may drug test employees without violating employees’ privacy rights.

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