Before starting this assignment, be sure that you are familiar with the following laws and their amendments:
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (Click on the link for a brief overview.)
Fair Labor Standards Act (Click on the link for a brief overview.)
Equal Pay Act (Click on the link for a brief overview.)
Davis-Bacon Act (Click on the link for a brief overview.)
McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (Click on the link for a brief overview.)
Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act (Click on the link for a brief overview.)
Read the required Background material, especially Chen and Hsieh’s article on total rewards.
Discuss how laws affect the wages that employees are paid. Bring in specific private sector examples as appropriate (including names of employers).
Do laws interfere with or complement an employer’s goal of using wage and salary (pay) plans to recruit, motivate, and retain employees? Discuss.
Bring in at least 5 TUI library sources plus any applicable background readings to help strengthen your discussion.
Upload your paper by the module due date. The paper should be 4-5 pages, not counting the cover and reference pages.
Demonstrate your understanding of how laws affect employee wages.
Demonstrate your ability to use real employer examples to demonstrate your understanding.
Demonstrate critical thinking and analysis of the relevant issues and HRM actions, drawing on your background reading and research.
Bring in other private sector employers’ HRM activities, systems, practices, and procedures as examples that fit into your assignment discussion.
Information Literacy: Evaluate resources and select only library/Web-based resources that provide reliable, substantiated information.
Give authors credit for their work. Cite sources of borrowed information in the body of your text as footnotes or numbered end notes, or use APA style of referencing.
Prepare a paper that is professionally presented (including a cover page, a list of references headings/subheadings, and a strong introduction and conclusion). Proofread carefully for grammar, spelling and word-usage errors.