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Buss. Environment 17

Business Environment Chapter 17

TermDefinition
1099 economy the new social contract of contingent workers
1978 Civil Service Reform Act Legislation that
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) Any of the various ways companies provide due process for their employees in handling complaints and resolving disputes
Collective bargaining Process by which unions negotiate with a company for certain employee rights
Defend trade secrets act includes strong protections for corporate whistle-blowers; establishes clear procedures for immunity for employees who disclose trade secrets to government as part of a whistle-blower case
Due process The right to receive an impartial review of one's complaints and to be dealt with fairly
Employee engagement Describes the connection between a business's employees and its mission
Employee rights The entitlement of an employee to equal opportunity
Employment-at-will doctrine Belief based on the private property rights of the employer
Enterprise rights Employee rights that come from employer promises
False Claims Act (FCA) A federal law dating to the Civil War that in part allows employees who expose contractor fraud to share with the government in any financial recoveries realized by their efforts
FBI Whistleblower Protection Enhancement provides compensatory damages for whistle-blowers-expanding the scope of protected activity
Fissuring when employers are avoiding the costs of full-time workers (health care
Gig economy characterized by work consisting of a series of short-term jobs coordinated through a mobile app
Good cause norm The belief that employees should be discharged only for good reasons
Good faith principle A restraint on employment-at-will in which employers hold themselves to a standard of fairness and good faith dealing with employees
Hearing procedure A way of opening up employee-complaint processes
Implied contract exception An exception to employment-at-will in which statements in employee handbooks
Mandatory arbitration A dispute-resolution mechanism in which parties must agree to a form of arbitration prior to a dispute
Michigan Whistle-Blowers Protection Act of 1981 The first state law to protect any employee in private industry against unjust reprisals for reporting alleged violations of federal
Millennial generation workers born between 1980 and 2000
National Labor Relations Act law passed in 1935 that protects American workers from unfair management practices
Ombudsman In the corporate world
Open-door policy A dispute-resolution method in which a senior-level executive or human resources executive asserts that his or her "door is always open" for those who think they have been treated unfairly
Outplacement Assistance provided to laid-off employees
Peer review panel An employee due-process mechanism in which a committee of respected employees in an organization
Private property holds that individuals and private organizations are free to use their property as they desire
Public policy exception An exception to employment-at-will that protects employees from being fired because they refuse to commit crimes or because they try to take advantage of privileges to which they are entitled by law
Social contract In employment terms
Statutory rights Rights provided by the law
Whistle-Blower Protection Act passed by the government to protect whistle-blowers against employer retaliation
Whistle-blower A former or current employee who exposes illegal or immoral practices under the control of their employers
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