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Competency 310.1.5: Labor and Employment Law - The graduate can determine whether business activities in a given situation violate specific labor and employment laws.
Objective 310.1.5-02: Evaluate a given situation to determine how the provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 would apply.
Objective 310.1.5-11: Analyze a given situation to determine whether a violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 has occurred.
Objective 310.1.5-13: Analyze a given situation to determine whether there has been a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Introduction:
Human resource departments are responsible for effectively, legally, fairly, and consistently attempting to maximize an organization’s return on its human capital investment while minimizing financial risk.
Given:
As director of human resources at Company X, a company with over 75 employees, you are charged with oversight of hiring and employment practices at the company, including compliance with federal regulations against discrimination in hiring and employment. You work with department managers to assist them in dealing with hiring and employment issues, and to ensure they are in compliance with pertinent federal law regarding the treatment of employees.
Three situations have come to the attention of the company’s senior vice-president of operations, who has asked you to analyze each situation, and submit a report regarding whether certain federal acts may apply, or may have been violated, in each situation. The situations are as follows:
Situation A. Employee A has been with Company X for two years. Employee A's spouse gave birth prematurely to twins. He requested leave to be with his spouse, which was granted. Employee A has been on leave for 11 weeks, and has asked to return to work, and to be paid the withheld salary from his 11-week leave.…...

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