Management has approached you on the number of work-life and diversity challenges. You have been enquired to estimate the circumstances and give suggestion which is legally compliant.
o The company provgives ideas the variety of work situations to include flexible schedules and telecommuting. Company has customer service positions available in all work situations: in-house 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., telecommuting, and flexible schedule. Employee who has the customer service position is needed to be in-house from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. is now asking to be switched to telecommuting position as the employee lacks enough childcare.
o The employee has worked steady schedule of 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for over 2 years. Employee decided to go to school in evening, checking with his supervisor who said it would be no problem as employee worked during the day. Plant manager is changing production plan, that will result in changing shifts. Supervisor who told this employee to attend school now has to place this employee on evening shift.
o Analyze issue presented in scenario, quoting any relevant laws or regulations.
o Give recommendation and solution which is legally compliant.
o Describe how you would advise employee of management's decisions.
o Discuss employee's legal rights and responsibilities.