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Assignment 1: Good Grocers, Inc. Due Week 3




Question;Assignment 1: Good Grocers, Inc.;Due Week 3 and worth 150 points;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;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;?Internal Revenue Service (IRS):;?The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry:;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.


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