Describe the application of labor laws due to court decisions.

This assessment addresses the following course objective(s):

  • Describe the application of labor laws due to court decisions.
  • Describe the impact of diversity on the workplace.
  • Describe negotiating techniques and how to overcome an impasse.
  • Describe the way unions organize a workplace for representation while discussing what conduct around such campaigns is construed as an unfair labor practice.
  • Define individual rights under a collective bargaining agreement and present procedures to resolve grievances.


Select a topic of your choice based on the topics covered in this class.

Prepare a research paper on the selected labor and employment topic. Your research paper should:

  • Provide an overview of the topic selected.
  • Discuss the possible legal implications and how the employer may avoid legal issues.
  • Analyze the applicable laws governing the topic.
  • Discuss the rights of potential or current employees.

Below is a list of suggested research topics. You may select one of the topics or design a topic of your choosing. 

  • Discrimination (Age, Race, Gender, Religion, Pregnancy)
  • Accommodations
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Employee Privacy
  • Drug Testing
  • Background Checks
  • Retaliation
  • Terminating Employees
  • Affirmative Action

For this assignment you may elect to work individually or as part of a team no larger than four (4) persons. If you elect to work as a team, the names of all persons working together must be listed on the title page of the research paper. Also, if you work as a team, all team members must submit the final research paper completed by the team.


After you have conducted the necessary research, you will submit a Word document. The research paper must meet the following requirements:

  • APA formatting
    • Times New Roman or Arial 12-point font
    • 1-inch margins
    • Page numbers in top right corner
    • Doubled spaced
    • Use headings throughout the assignment
  • Should be at least 4-5 pages in length.
  • Must include a minimum of four scholarly and credible sources.

In the next assignment, you will prepare a presentation of your research.

Assignment Resource(s)

U.S. Department of Labor. (n.d.). Summary of the major laws of the Department of Labor. (Links to an external site.) Retrieved from

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