Employment Law – Exploring Federal Legislation and Relations

This is a two-part assignment where you are expected to address Parts 1 and 2 in one well-developed short report. In the report (consider using a memo format), identify and explain the legal requirements involved in union organizing, within the context of the organization where you work or an organization with which you are familiar.

Part 1:

There are a number of federal agencies charged with oversight of labor law in the United States. The importance of these agencies to the area of labor law cannot be overestimated. In the first part of your report—from the standpoint of a union organizer at the organization you selected—identify the federal agencies, and then explain what each does and how they apply to the labor relations process.

If the organization does not currently have a union, discuss Part 1 from the perspective of an HR director. Identify the federal agencies, and then explain what each does and how they would impact the labor relations process at the organization if it does decide to unionize.

Part 2:

There are several significant pieces of federal legislation that require study because of their impact on organizations today. Among these are the:

  • Railway Labor Act
  • Norris-LaGuardia Act
  • Wagner and Taft Hartley Acts (as amended)
  • Landrum-Griffin Act
  • Civil Service Reform Act, Title VII

In light of your response to the first part of this assignment, critically evaluate each piece of federal legislation in a few sentences. Then briefly discuss why they are important to the labor process at the organization you selected, and include insights the organization can still glean from the legislation.

Your paper should be four to six double-spaced pages in length (not including title or reference pages), APA format, and include a minimum of three credible sources

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