As the Human Resource Manager at GreenTech Ltd., you are ready to prepare your next report. You will review, assess, and analyze a topic, event, or case, and based on your findings,


As the Human Resource Manager at GreenTech Ltd., you are ready to prepare your

next report. You will review, assess, and analyze a topic, event, or case, and based on

your findings, you will share a written report with your supervisor, the Chief Human

Resources Officer (CHRO). Your report will summarize the topic, event, or case and will

include a recommendation for improving HR practice at your company.

Unit 6 Topic:

Read the R. Williams Construction Co. v. OSHRC case study found in Chapter 14

of your textbook readings this week.

Based on your review of the case study, consider the following:

The court ultimately found that the Williams Construction Co. failed to instruct its

employees in proper safety measures and made no effort to ensure that employees did

not enter the trench on the day of the collapse. Consider the determining factors that led

to this conclusion. Consider any specific OSHA violations that were referenced in their

HRM341 – Employment Law

Unit 6 Assignment Forum

ruling. The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) impacts a variety of businesses

and industries. Evaluate how OSHA regulations impact your practice as a Human

Resources Manager.

Based on your review of the case study, address the role of safety requirements in the

workplace and the employer’s responsibility to ensure a safe work environment for


Part 1

• Summarize the law or legal principle involved. (This can generally be done in one


• Summarize the case or event. Share the important facts and highlights that are

important from a Human Resources practice perspective. (This can generally be

done with one or two short paragraphs.)

• Explain why the facts and highlights you chose were important for the practice of


Part 2

• List at least five ways this case or event might impact the practice of HR. (This is

a brainstorming activity. A bulleted list is fine for this.)

• Identify which of the five items is most important to HR. Provide an assessment

and analysis of that item, along with one directly related specific recommendation

for the HR team. The recommendation must be actionable, must be explained,

and must be supported with evidence from your readings and research.

(Keep in mind generic statements, broad ideas, unsupported personal opinions, and

merely repeating what is in this assignment description do not satisfy the assignment


This assignment is your opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of the law or

legal principles based on the case or event reviewed as it relates to the practice of HR.

This assignment is also your opportunity to demonstrate your critical thinking and

analytical skills by using the case or event as a catalyst to explore how HR practices

can be improved.

The goal of this assignment is not to do as much writing as possible but to do as much

focused and thoughtful idea-sharing as possible.

Make sure you use evidence and support for each section of your response.

The ideal assignment will include the following:

• Introduction

• Response to Part 1 (with citations linked to a reference)

• Response to Part 2 (with citations linked to a reference)

• Conclusion (with citations linked to a reference)

• References (with a minimum of three references)


• Submit your assignment in the text box of the designated Unit Assignment

Forum. APA format is not required for any assignment forum submission.

However, all assignments should be well-organized and include an introduction

and conclusion.

• Support your answers with evidence from at least three resources (text, readings,

research, etc.) using citations and references.

• The required length of your entire response is approximately four to five

paragraphs (summary, evaluation, comparison, opinion).

• Review one to two classmate’s postings after posting your submission to the

assignment forum. Use the RISE model of peer feedback to provide your

classmates with constructive feedback that they may consider when finalizing the

final project later in the semester.

Be sure to read the criteria below by which your work will be evaluated b


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