Note: Submissions will not be accepted after grades for this assignment have been posted. Alternate assignments are not available.
Instructions: Each class is likely to be different. If you assume you know what is required, you may make a mistake that can be avoided just by reading the instructions.
- Post your Answer Sheet in your individual assignment folder by the due date listed in the Course Schedule. Please post on time to avoid the 5% per day late penalty required by departmental policy. Remember the late window begins at 12:00 a.m. the next day. Please don’t ask me after the deadline to waive a late penalty. If you’re having a problem that matches the criteria in the grading policy, contact me before the deadline. I help when I can. (See the Grading Information in the syllabus.)
- Please work alone; this is not a group assignment.
- Do not use any work that has been submitted to a previous class. (See the Grading Information in the syllabus. This is also part of the Academic Integrity pledge you signed.)
- Do not use a cover sheet. Just be sure your name is on the Answer Sheet. The blank Answer Sheet is in the Assignment area, in the same place as the exam.
- Remember to use a Word .doc or .docx file format to ensure I can open your work. (See the Grading Information in the syllabus.) Using the provided Answer Sheet assures this.
- Please do use APA to reference your essay/case response. Create a reference list at the end and use the (author, year) format within the text; or, if it is a direct quote, the (author, year, page number) format. Please do not start a new page only for the reference list; just space down after your response.
- Review the Grading Rubric for this exam to understand the criteria that will be used to evaluate your response. The Grading Rubric is in the Assignment area, in the same place as the exam.
- Please realize that I cannot answer questions that are actually part of the test itself. That violates testing methodology. I can address “administrative type” questions. Post questions to the Week 3 discussion area (vs. email) so everyone will have the same information.
- Please be sure you have submitted the document you intended. Double-check by opening your document in your folder after you’ve submitted it.
Analyze the BT Green case that is separately posted in the Week 3 Assignment folder. Write a memo to the CEO, explaining:
- what legal risk the company has regarding Mr. Banks’ complaint. In doing this,
- Identify the specific laws that may pertain to this situation.
- State the key legal criteria for each law.
- Analyze whether the details of the case meet the legal criteria, then explain how they do or do not fit.
- State your conclusion about the legal risk.
- what your recommendation is for handling the case. In doing this,
- State your recommendation.
- Explain your rationale for the recommendation.
- Identify the advantages for doing it.
- Identify the disadvantages or risks for doing it.
The CEO values your opinion but also likes to know that it is well-grounded; so, use APA to cite appropriate sources for ideas you borrow, for support you use, and for key terms in your analysis. He also expects excellent writing from his staff. This means it should be clearly stated, carry the appropriate tone, be grammatically correct, and be sensitive to his time constraints. Write concisely, limiting your response to a maximum of 2 double-spaced pages of text.