(1) Composition and Benefits,  Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:

(2) Composition and Benefits, 5–7 slides with speaker notes of 200–250 words per slide (excluding title and reference slides) The human resources specialties of compensation and benefits guide the organization’s leaders in attracting and retaining the best employees through a combination of strategic decisions. Employment laws regulate organizations in their application of compensation and benefits to provide the foundation for an equitable pay system.

Prepare a presentation for senior leaders that educates them on the laws and regulations that addresses the following:

(3) Composition and Benefits,  Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:

(1)  HMR Legal Environment,  Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

You are a Human Resources Manager for Green Branch Coffee, a national chain of urban-style coffee shops. Employees need to work with the human resources (HR) department to ensure a fair, safe, and legal workplace. In this discussion, you will explore the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The FMLA provides time off for employees so they can deal with a serious medical condition of their own or one of a family member. Employees in companies such as Green Branch Coffee that have at least 50 employees are generally eligible for FMLA. Please review the Employee’s Guide to FMLA from the U.S. Department of Labor, and discuss the following:

(2) HMR Legal Environment,  5-7 slides with speaker notes  Recently, Green Branch Coffee mangers have approached you with questions regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Equal Pay Act (EPA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). To address these questions, you have decided to prepare a presentation for the managers that clarifies how each of the Acts applies in their coffee shops.

For this assignment, you will create a PowerPoint presentation of 5–7 slides with at least 200 words of speaker notes per slide. Begin your presentation by briefly describing the role of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Then, for each of the Acts listed below, provide a summary of the Act, an example from a real company of how the Act was violated, and what a Green Branch Coffee manager can do to ensure compliance with the Act.

(3) HMR Legal Environment, Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Federal and state taxes are not the only items withheld from Green Branch Coffee employees’ paychecks. There are other items, such as benefits, the Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and Social Security. Watch the videos A Primer on Social Security and A Primer on the FICA Tax located in this week’s M.U.S.E. to get a better understanding of both FICA and Social Security.

Please respond to the following questions: