NEWSPAPER ARTICLE ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION Point Value: 25 points 1. Select a newspaper article (New

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION

Point Value: 25 points

1. Select a newspaper article
(New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, or other appropriate
quality journalism cite) which addresses a current Employment Law topic. A good
place to look would be in the business pages or an analysis of a Supreme Court
decision. You have access to these newspapers free of charge through the
University’s library. You should select a news article and not an “opinion”
piece.

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2. Summarize the
article. Ensure that you identify the source of the article and date in
your summary. In addition, you should attach the article or provide a
link to it so we can read the original article. The heading for your post
should contain a short title that will entice other students to read your
article. Do not simply “copy” large portions of the article.
The writing skill of summarizing will be evaluated.

3. Identify and
describe/explain any legal or ethical issue(s) and their relationship to the
context of proper HR management

4. Discuss how the
event/case/issue is relevant to the course. i.e. it addresses and expands
on material discussed in a specific chapter etc. Be specific.

5. Discuss the implications of
the current event and any legal and/or ethical issues in the context of
employment in the domestic and/or global business environment.

The assignment will be graded according to the following rubrics:

RUBRIC CATEGORIES

Excellent

Good

Fair

Poor

Points & Comments

ADDRESSES ALL ASSIGNMENT REQUIREMENTS
(0-5 points)

Follows directions to the letter, and addresses all four
parts.

Shows command of the facts and law, but does not follow
directions.

Fails to address one or more of the required topics.

Ignores directions as to requested form.

SKILL IN WRITING AND ANALYSIS

Degree of sophistication or depth of thought

(0-15 points)

Carefully delineates and analyses all of the relevant law
and facts.

Lists all the most relevant facts and law, but treats them
in a cursory manner

Omits relevant facts/law or places emphasis on less
relevant items.

Covers only a portion of the important laws and/or facts
in reaching a conclusion.

MECHANICS AND GRAMMAR

Mechanics of memorandum

(0-5 points)

No errors of spelling or grammar; well-presented
structure.

A few spelling or grammatical errors

Sloppy structure and/or spelling or grammar errors

Many spelling or grammar errors and poor structure.