Government, Regulations and Business Ethics

Description:The students will be assigned to a team to research the government regulations businesses need to know and follow. The team will be given the topics listed below to research. Students should locate at least two different sources for each topic. The team will then need to meet and collaborate to create a presentation to be given to their classmates and a written report to be given to the teacher.

Research the following topics:1. Americans with Disabilities Act2. Bar Coding3. Child Labor Laws4. Child Support regulations5. Confidentiality6. Fair Labor Standards Act7. Family Leave Act8. Immigration9. Insurance regulations10. Licenses and Permits required by the State 11. Licenses, Permits, Regulations required by the Local area 12. Minimum wage13. OSHA14. Social Security Act15. Unemployment Insurance16. Workers Compensation

Modification:The teams can be selected by the teacher, the students, or randomly. The research may also be conducted at the library or government office in addition to the Internet sites.

SCANS Proficiencies

Resources:Allocate TimeComplete research, presentation, and report in a timely manner Allocate Material and FacilitiesAcquire necessary paper, computer, and software

Information:Acquire and Evaluate InformationSelect appropriate format to complete work Organize and Maintain InformationCollect information for topics and organize in a presentation and report Interpret and Communicate InformationCreate presentation and report from collected information

Interpersonal:Participate as a Member of a TeamWork together to collect information and complete tasks Teach Others New SkillsTeach classmates the information that your team discovered Use Computers to Process InformationCollect information on assigned topics and create presentation and report

Technology:Select TechnologyApply correct technology to complete tasks Apply Technology to TaskUse appropriate technology for research, presentation, and report Maintain and Troubleshoot EquipmentHelp determine and solve problems that arise while working

Reading:Locate, understand, and interpret written information in prose and in documents such as manuals, graphs, and schedules

Listening:Receive, attend to, interpret, and respond to verbal messages and other cues

Speaking:Organize ideas and communicate orally

Thinking Skills

Decision Making:Specify goals and constraints, generate alternatives, consider risks, and evaluate and choose best alternative

Problem Solving:Recognize problems and devise and implement plan of action

Seeing Things inthe Mind’s Eye:Organize and process symbols, pictures, graphs, objects, and other information

Know How to Learn:Use efficient learning techniques to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills

Reasoning:Discover a rule or principle underlying the relationship between two or more objects and apply it when solving a problem

Personal Qualities

Self-Esteem:Believe in own self-worth and maintain a positive view of self

Self-Management:Assess self accurately, set personal goals, monitor progress, and exhibit self-control

Integrity/Honesty:Choose ethical course of action

NBEA Standard

Entrepreneurship VIII: Legal

Analyze how forms of business ownership, government regulations, and business ethics affect entrepreneurial ventures

B.Government RegulationsLevel 2• Give examples of licenses that a small business must obtain • Give examples of government regulations that affect a small business Level 4• Acquire the information necessary to comply with governmental regulations affecting a planned business

Management V: Ethics and Social Responsibility

Examine the role of ethics and social responsibility in decision making A.EthicsLevel 3• Identify the relationship between ethics and governmental regulations Level 4• Identify government regulations that have resulted from unethical behavior B.Social ResponsibilityLevel 1• Identify ways in which a business organization demonstrates social responsibility (e.g., providing jobs, paying taxes, and contributing to special community projects) Level 4• Identify government regulations that have resulted from social irresponsibility

Management VI: Human Resource Management

Describe human resource functions and their importance to an organization’s successful operations A.Human Resource PlanningLevel 4• Analyze how workplace legislation has changed the workplace B.Recruitment and SelectionLevel 3• Identify legislation affecting the recruitment and selection process (e.g., affirmative action, right to privacy, and Americans With Disabilities Act) Level 4• Evaluate recruitment sources based on existing legislation D.EvaluationLevel 4• Analyze the evaluation process based on existing legislation F.Separation, Termination, and TransitionLevel 4• Discuss how internal and external factors affect rightsizing (e.g., economy, competition, and government regulations) • Describe the legal implications relating to termination and transition decisions G.Labor Relations

Level 4• Describe the common elements of a labor contract

Management VII: Organized Labor

Describe the role of organized labor and its influence on government and business Level 4• Identify federal legislation affecting organized labor and management

Government Regulations Businesses Must KnowEvaluation Checklist

Name_________________________________Date Started __

Date Completed ______ Point ValuePoints Earned

|Performance Indicators |Yes |No |Comments | | |( |( | | |Teamwork | | | | |Stayed on task| | | | |Demonstrated professional behavior | | | | |Participated as member of the team | | | | |Completed assigned duties | | | | |Oral Presentation and Written Report | | | | |Researched each topic | | | | |Included all necessary information in oral presentation and written report | | | | |Used at least two different sources for each topic | | | | |Oral Presentation | | | | |Used appropriate presentation techniques | | | | |Displayed knowledge of topics | | | | |Demonstrated confidence and maintained eye contact | | | | |Developed creative, attractive, informative slides or other visual aids | | | | |Visual aids and/or speech free of all types of errors—grammar, spelling, etc.| | | | |Written Report | | | | |Demonstrated knowledge and use of proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, | | | | |capitalization, word usage, sentence structure, etc. | | | | |Documented sources of information in appropriate manner | | | | |Included all pertinent data and information as requested for each topic | | | | |Proofread document and corrected alltypographical errors | | | | |Formatted document properly | | | | |Work Habits Observation | | | | |Completed project in acceptable amount of time | | | | |Remained on task | | | | |Worked independently | | | |