Family Medical Leave Act labor-management law
Research Paper Guidelines: This research paper is your opportunity to further explore a topic
relating to Labor-Management Relations. A list of topics to choose from and a structure is
provided for you to follow in this syllabus. Not choosing a topic from the list and following the
structure provided will result in lost points, up to half of the total possible points. You will also
want to adhere to the following guidelines.
You will have a cover page with the:
Title of your Paper
Course Title and BADM number
In this syllabus, specific headings are provided for you to use. Not using the provided headings
will result in lost points. Under each heading, you will write your response in paragraph format.
Your research for each of the heading prompts should be in well-developed paragraph format.
Each of the sections will require at least one paragraph, and in many instances, multiple
In-text citations are required for this paper. In-text citations give credit to the original source of
the material that you are using in your paper. Missing in-text citations in the paper will result in
lost points up to one-half of the total amount of possible points. If it is not your original thought
or research, you need to provide a reference.
A reference page of the sources that you used for your research is required. The minimum number
of references is provided in this syllabus. Each reference used in the paper should be
represented on your reference page, as well as each reference on the reference page is
presented in the text of the paper. If you did not use the reference and did not cite it in the text
of your paper, you cannot list it on your reference page.
General research paper writing
You should be familiar with how to reference research using either MLA or APA style. Please be
sure to choose either style and be consistent throughout the paper and reference page. If you
need a reminder, you can refer back to your English composition course or you can refer to
owl.purdue.edu. This is an excellent resource for how to reference using either MLA or APA
Often times students like to include their personal experiences and opinions. This can add
some of your personality to the paper. If you choose to share either your experience or opinion,
make it brief (1 or 2 sentences). It also needs to connect to some specific research in your
paper. This is not an opinion or personal reflection paper. You need to base your experience or
opinion on referenced research.
This is your opportunity to conduct further research on Labor-Management Law. Please
choose one of the following laws and conduct further research using at least 3 references.
FMLA (Family Medical Leave)
ADA (American Disability Act)
ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act)
WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act)
Structure of your Report:
Write a brief paragraph presenting the labor law you chose to research and why.
Section #2 (2 – 3 paragraphs)
When was the law first enacted and how has it changed since then?
Section #3 (2 – 3 paragraphs)
Impact on Labor-Management Relations (heading)
How does this law impact Management?
How does this law impact labor?
Conclusion (1 paragraph) (heading)
Conclude your research. You can use your personal opinion. Be sure to limit it and justify
your opinion with research.
Reference Page (heading and on a separate page)
Reference Page – 3 sources at least one from the internet and a periodical.