Business law assignment: assignment 1: good grocers, inc. note: the

Business Law Assignment:

Assignment 1: Good Grocers, Inc.

Note: The company mentioned herein is merely a hypothetical organization with characteristics developed to enable students to respond to the assignment. You may create and / or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.

After Good Grocers, Inc. expanded its organic produce section and adopted a “buy local” policy, sales increased. The Virginia-based chain expanded its retail locations from seven to twelve (7 to 12) over the last three (3) years.

As the Assistant Human Resources Manager, your job is to advise store managers about legal and personnel matters. The leadership at Good Grocers, Inc. considers you to be a legally astute manager, who consults with the corporation’s attorney, as necessary. The corporation’s leadership has tasked you with managing two (2) situations have come across your desk. Please respond with support that is backed by the law.

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper which addresses the two (2) situations from two (2) store managers.

 

Situation 1

Last week, my produce manager reported the following incident:

As I came out from the bakery, I saw a woman lying on the floor of the produce department. Her husband started yelling at me, saying, “She slipped on a banana peel and fell. My wife is the anchorwoman for NEWSNOW, and we are going to sue you!”

She didn’t look hurt, but I called 911 and filed an incident report that contained the facts of the situation. When viewing the area, I did, in fact, see a banana peel on the floor, but it was still yellow and lying on top of a ribbed rubber mat. The woman in question was wearing five-inch high heels. But I wasn’t sure what to say, other than the woman would be hearing from us.

  1. Explain whether this situation is best handled by litigation or by a particular form of alternative dispute resolution.
  2. Based on how you would handle this situation, either through litigation or a particular form of alternative dispute resolution, outline the key next steps involved in seeking a resolution. Justify your response.

 

Situation 2

Last week, my bakery manager was short an employee over Mother’s Day weekend when the bakery is always busy. To make up for being shorthanded, the bakery manager called in Ms. Greene, an independent contractor. Generally, Ms. Greene comes in on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights between 6 to 9 p.m. just to decorate cakes; she has her own bakery business. We furnish all of her equipment, and we pay her by the cake.

Ms. Greene worked eight (8) hours on Saturday and another eight (8) hours on Sunday over Mother’s Day weekend. We paid her $15.00 per hour. On the following Monday when Ms. Greene came in, she told me that she wanted to receive the same benefits as the other Good Grocers part-time employees, such as paid time off and employee discounts. Ms. Greene asserted that she really is a part-time employee who deserves the usual employee benefits.

3. Determine whether Ms. Greene is an independent contractor or a part-time employee. Provide a rationale for your response.

4. Explain the reasoning supporting whether or not Ms. Greene should receive the same benefits as part-time employees.

Suggested resources for this assignment:

  1. Access your Learning Resource Center (LRC) at the top of your iCampus screen. Search by keyword for business articles on arbitration, mediation, or independent contractors. You may also use your LRC to access legal topics and articles through the Lexis Nexis database.
  2. At FindLaw, located at http://www.findlaw.com/, you may search by legal topic or enter a keyword(s) into a search box to find relevant information and articles.
  3. You may use the following additional resources:

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Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Use at least two (2) quality academic resources in this assignment, such as a government Website, and include internal citations. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Describe the legal environment of business, the sources of American law, and the basis of authority for government to regulate business.
  • Explain basic court procedures, types of courts, and alternative dispute resolution methods.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in business law.
  • Write clearly and concisely about business law using proper writing mechanics.

Points: 

Assignment 1: Good Grocers, Inc.

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Explain whether this situation is best handled by litigation or by a particular form of alternative dispute resolution.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely explainedwhether this situation is best handled by litigation or by a particular form of alternative dispute resolution.

Insufficiently explainedwhether this situation is best handled by litigation or by a particular form of alternative dispute resolution.

Partially explainedwhether this situation is best handled by litigation or by a particular form of alternative dispute resolution.

Satisfactorily explainedwhether this situation is best handled by litigation or by a particular form of alternative dispute resolution.

Thoroughly explainedwhether this situation is best handled by litigation or by a particular form of alternative dispute resolution.

2. Based on how you would handle this situation, either through litigation or a particular form of alternative dispute resolution, outline the key next steps involved in seeking a resolution. Justify your response.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely outlined the key next steps involved in seeking a resolution, based on how you would handle this situation, either through litigation or a particular form of alternative dispute resolution. Did not submit or incompletely justified your response.

Insufficiently outlined the key next steps involved in seeking a resolution, based on how you would handle this situation, either through litigation or a particular form of alternative dispute resolution.Insufficientlyjustified your response.

Partially outlined the key next steps involved in seeking a resolution, based on how you would handle this situation, either through litigation or a particular form of alternative dispute resolution.Partiallyjustified your response.

Satisfactorily outlined the key next steps involved in seeking a resolution, based on how you would handle this situation, either through litigation or a particular form of alternative dispute resolution.Satisfactorilyjustified your response.

Thoroughly outlined the key next steps involved in seeking a resolution, based on how you would handle this situation, either through litigation or a particular form of alternative dispute resolution.Thoroughlyjustified your response.

3. Determine whether Ms. Greene is an independent contractor or a part-time employee. Provide a rationale for your response.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely determinedwhether Ms. Greene is an independent contractor or a part-time employee. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your response.

Insufficiently determinedwhether Ms. Greene is an independent contractor or a part-time employee.Insufficientlyprovided a rationale for your response.

Partially determinedwhether Ms. Greene is an independent contractor or a part-time employee.Partiallyprovided a rationale for your response.

Satisfactorily determinedwhether Ms. Greene is an independent contractor or a part-time employee.Satisfactorilyprovided a rationale for your response.

Thoroughly determinedwhether Ms. Greene is an independent contractor or a part-time employee.Thoroughlyprovided a rationale for your response.

4. Explain the reasoning supporting whether or not Ms. Greene should receive the same benefits as part-time employees.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely explained the reasoning supporting whether or not Ms. Greene should receive the same benefits as part-time employees.

Insufficiently explained the reasoning supporting whether or not Ms. Greene should receive the same benefits as part-time employees.

Partially explained the reasoning supporting whether or not Ms. Greene should receive the same benefits as part-time employees.

Satisfactorily explained the reasoning supporting whether or not Ms. Greene should receive the same benefits as part-time employees.

Thoroughly explained the reasoning supporting whether or not Ms. Greene should receive the same benefits as part-time employees.

5. 2 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices.

Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

6. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 15%

More than 8 errors present

7-8 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present

 

 

 

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