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Contract Administration - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Ratified contracts outline employee and employer expectations. In this chapter you will see how those expectations affect the everyday workplace. Learn about acceptable employer actions and what happens when employees feel they have been treated unfairly. When you have completed these lessons, you will have explored:
- Factors affecting contract administration
- Grievances in the workplace
- Third-party intervention: mediation and arbitration
- Common and acceptable methods of employee discipline
- Implied contracts and employment-at-will
- What constitutes wrongful termination
- Employee workplace rights
|Factors Impacting Contract Administration||Explore the many factors that can affect the administration of contracts, including automation, subcontracting, outsourcing, seniority and affirmative action.|
|Employee and Workplace Grievances: Definition, Types & Quiz||Outline the process by which employees can file complaints against management.|
|Mediation & Arbitration: Third-Party Interventions in Organizations||Learn how and why third parties become involved in labor relations.|
|Case Law Related to Duty of Fair Representation||Review several court cases that support a union's duty of fair representation.|
|Employee Discipline in the Workplace: Procedures, Principle & Quiz||Examine the history and philosophy of employee discipline and its role in HR management today.|
|Written Warnings in the Workplace: Examples, Lesson & Quiz||Review the types of warnings and describe the instances when a written warning would be used in the workplace.|
|Common Methods of Employee Discipline: 'Hot Stove' and Progressive Discipline||Explore two common methods of employee discipline used in today's workplace.|
|Employment-at-Will: Definition, Advantages & Implied Contracts||Learn the details of employment-at-will and how implied contracts can affect the arrangement.|
|What Is Wrongful Termination? - Definition & Conditions||Uncover the circumstances leading to wrongful termination and how it is handled.|
|What Are Employee Rights in the Workplace? - Law, Lesson & Quiz||Review worker legislation and the rights it provides and protects.|
1. Employee and Workplace Grievances: Definition & Types
What can employees do when they are dissatisfied with the terms or conditions of their employment? Learn about the definition and types of employee grievances, and take a quiz to test your knowledge.
2. Mediation & Arbitration: Third-Party Interventions in Organizations
Some conflicts simply cannot be resolved by those involved in the dispute. This lesson will explain the use of third-party interventions to help disputants resolve conflict they could not solve on their own.
3. Case Law Related to Duty of Fair Representation
This lesson discusses the precedent that requires a union's duty of fair representation. This means employees do not have to be union members to be represented. We'll look at three legal cases that outline this duty and the union's responsibility.
4. Employee Discipline in the Workplace: Procedures & Principle
Employee discipline in the workplace is a touchy subject. In this lesson, you will learn what employee discipline is, and how it affects the modern workplace.
5. Written Warnings in the Workplace: Examples & Concept
A written warning is a common component of an employee discipline policy. In this lesson, you'll learn about written warnings, related concepts, and be provided some examples.
6. Common Methods of Employee Discipline: 'Hot Stove' and Progressive Discipline
Nobody likes to be disciplined at work, but sometimes it's necessary. In this lesson, you'll learn about the 'hot stove' rule. We'll also take a look at a progressive disciplinary system. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz after the lesson.
7. Employment-at-Will: Definition, Advantages & Implied Contracts
Many employees work 'at-will,' meaning they can quit at any time and for any reason. This arrangement has certain advantages and disadvantages. This lesson explains employment-at-will, including the impact implied contracts have on employment-at-will.
8. What Is Wrongful Termination? - Definition & Conditions
Wrongful termination happens when an employee is fired for illegal reasons or for reasons that violate company policy. This lesson explains wrongful termination and takes a look at a case example.
9. What Are Employee Rights in the Workplace? - Law & Concept
Whether you work for a large multinational corporation or a small mom and pop shop, you have certain rights at work that are protected by law. Learn what conduct is protected in the workplace and when it's illegal for employers to fire an employee in this lesson.
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