Read and reflect on the assigned readings for the week.

 Read and reflect on the assigned readings for the week. Then post what you thought was the most important concept(s), method(s), term(s), and/or any other thing that you felt was worthy of your understanding in each assigned textbook chapter. Your initial post should be based upon the assigned reading for the week, so the textbook should be a source listed in your reference section and cited within the body of the text. Other sources are not required but feel free to use them if they aid in your discussion. Also, provide a graduate-level response to each of the following questions:

  1. Research and describe how U.S. companies have employed the doctrine of employment-at-will during the global economic recession.  Evaluate how this response compared to non-U.S. companies’ treatment of labor during the recession and how different responses to labor have impacted the U.S. and global economy.  Finally, address in your written response how flexible labor policies affect the U.S.’s ability cope with a recession.
  2. Visit the Newsroom at  Review a recent press release which involves a harassment and / or discrimination claim.  You should summarize the facts of the case, including the parties involved and the issues at hand.  You also should note any federal laws which apply to the situation and what the outcome is / will be / should be based on the application of such laws to the case.  Finally, using what you learn from the case, provide suggestions to management on how to handle a similar case in the future. 

[Your post must be substantive and demonstrate insight gained from the course material. Postings must be in the student’s own words – do not provide quotes!] [Your initial post should be at least 450+ words and in APA format (including Times New Roman with font size 12 and double spaced). Post the actual body of your paper in the discussion thread then attach a Word version of the paper for APA review] 

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