Profit vs. Safety: Balancing expense control with the health and safety interests of employees

Profit vs. Safety: Balancing expense control with the health and safety interests of employees

Between weeks 2 and 6 you will research and prepare an eight (8) to ten (10) full pages (excluding title page, abstract and references) position paper in APA format addressing all of the following issues:

 

  1. Identifies ethical issue as it related to the business environment

  2. Ethical Analysis – includes concepts, theories, practices and social responsibility as relating to ethics

  3. Legal Analysis – includes appropriate legal theories, laws, codes precedent and court cases

  4. Law v. Ethics – liability versus responsibility

 

 

Important Information for this Paper

  1. Students should review the template for a research paper on the main class page.
  2. Students will be expected to include three (3) to five (5) scholarly resources which will include at least two business journals and two named companies or legal cases that have dealt with the selected topic.  Wikipedia is not a scholarly source.
  3. Students will be expected to submit their paper in APA format with in text citation and references
  4. Students should review the grading rubric for additional information as to expectations for the paper
  5. If you are not familiar with APA, please review the sections on APA at the course home page or on the library website.  You can also contact the Student Success Center for assistance.  This instructor as well as Wilmington University takes plagiarism very seriously.  If plagiarism is detected, I will award a zero as a grade.  If there are multiple instances of plagiarism, the student will be reported to the University.  Students are reminded that plagiarism is also submitting a paper you prepared for another class in this class.

 

  Unsatisfactory

(0-12 Points)

Marginal

(13-14 Points)

Satisfactory

(15-16 Points)

Good

(17-18 Points)

Excellent

(19-20 Points)

Grading Notes
1. Identifies ethical issue as it relates to the business environment Issue not stated; paper lacks focus  and is rambling Issue poorly stated; paper has poor focus with poor transition between ideas Issue adequately stated; paper has adequate focus. Issue somewhat clearly stated; paper has focus. Issue clearly stated; paper is well focused.  
2. Ethical Analysis (Includes concepts, theories, practices and social responsibility relating to ethics) Analysis is unconvincing or inaccurate with poor or no support. Analysis is somewhat unconvincing or inaccurate with poor support. Analysis is adequate with some support. Analysis is somewhat convincing and accurate with strong support. Analysis is convincing and accurate with strong support.  
3. Legal Analysis (Includes appropriate legal theories, laws, codes, precedent court cases) Analysis is unconvincing or inaccurate with poor  or no support. Analysis is somewhat unconvincing or inaccurate with poor support. Analysis is adequate with some support. Analysis is somewhat convincing and accurate with strong support. Analysis is convincing and accurate with strong support.  
4. Law vs. Ethics

( Liability versus responsibility)

Poorly distinguishes law from ethics or does not make the distinction Somewhat poorly distinguishes law from ethics. Adequately distinguishes law from ethics. Somewhat clearly distinguishes law from ethics. Clearly distinguishes law from ethics.  
5. APA Format/ Compliance with Assignment Requirements Lacks APA style. Fails to comply with assignment criteria (length, assignment criteria, etc.) Limited application of APA style with errors in many APA elements. Some assignment criteria not met. Evidence of basic understanding and use of APA style.  Title page correct, headings missing or inaccurate, margins and spacing acceptable. Contains all APA elements with few errors. Exceptional APA style contributes to readability of paper. Appears to be professionally done.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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