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Employment Law

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Bob was employed by the RSL club on 24 June 2009 as a part-time sommelier in the Cellar Wine Bar at the club’s main venue in Harbour town. The club is comprised of five venues and employs 460 employees and 800 contractors. The club has policies and procedures, which included its Code of Conduct. Bob had attended annual training in relation to the Code of Conduct on 26 August 2011.

Bob had worked for the club for a number of years when the club decided that the bar work was going to be done by contractors. Bob was asked to arrange for an ABN and to put in invoices for his work. The club still supervised Bob and his role didn’t change other than invoicing for work.

During the course of business one day, it was alleged that a co-worker, Iris, had been the subject of sexually inappropriate comments from Bob, and bullying by him. The evidence was that the Bob had singled Iris out for attention, that the attention was unwanted and unwelcome, that Iris found the comments offensive and very rude and the experience gave rise to feelings of discomfort, embarrassment and anger. Bob’s evidence was that he did not single out Iris, that he and Iris engaged in light-hearted banter, and that Iris did not resist him or complain about him.

The club’s policies, procedures and Code of Conduct contained in its Employee Handbook described behaviour such as bullying and harassment. A further consideration was that there was inconsistency in the interpretation and application of the policies and procedures by leaders in the workplace and they often applied different values.

Bob was a mature worker and really didn’t understand the requirements of the club’s Code of Conduct, despite training.

1/ Is Bob now a contractor or can it be argued that he is an employee? Explain with reference to the common law test.

2/ If Bob is an employee, are the policies binding regarding Bob’s contract of employment? Explain with reference to case law.

3/ If the Club were to dismiss Bob, do they have a valid reason? Explain referring to legislation and case law.

Pretrial process, jury selection

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Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you articulate how a diverse or special population defendant’s rights at trial can be assured (ex: a deaf or elderly defendant). Discuss the pretrial process, jury selection (ex: voir dire), and determine how to insure this defendant is provided the rights to:

  • a speedy trial
  • an impartial judge
  • an impartial jury

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Research inquiry

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The paper should be 3–4 pages in length, excluding title and reference pages. In the paper address the following:

  • Identify and describe five scientific methods of research inquiry and how you would apply them to a research Project.
  • Be sure to provide examples.
  • Develop a hypothesis focused on the professional practices of criminal justice practitioners.
    • An example of a hypothesis would be: You could propose a hypothesis that focuses on whether law enforcement is better equipped to handle terrorism post 9/11 or whether airline safety has improved since the attacks of 9/11, etc.
  • Then select two methods of inquiries and how you would apply them to your hypothesis to reach a conclusion.

Pre planning

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Pre planning with all stakeholders is a key element in successful long-term recovery following a disaster. Understanding the potential types of debris that may follow an event is integral to planning for how it may be transported, where it will be stored, and how it will ultimately be removed from the community. This type of planning is important because it can be time consuming, expensive, and possibly dangerous to health and the environment.

Choose a case study of a disaster that occurred within the past 5 years, with adequate research material prepared to support your positions. (You can use the Library, academic papers, trade journal articles, or credible news sources.)

Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word essay documenting the selected disaster.

Include the following components in your essay:

  • An operational analysis describing the following components:
    • Describe the various elements of the disaster recovery process in the disaster you chose to research. In the textbook, refer to Reference Box 4.3: Debris Management Planning Checklist as a guide.
    • Describe the roles and responsibilities of the different typical and atypical partners in the disaster recovery process.
    • Identify various agencies, departments, companies, or organizations and what the general responsibilities would be in short-term and long-term disaster recovery planning.
    • Give specific examples from the case study to demonstrate how short-term and long-term disaster recovery planning was accomplished, or how it left a gap in the planning process.
    • A sustainable approach  with consideration to the following:
    • Quality of life
    • Economic viability
    • Social equity
    • Environmental quality
    • Disaster resilience
  • A summary of the ethical aspects of disaster recovery:
    • What are the ethical issues in the case study that you selected?  How would you address these issues? Explain what could have been done to prevent these issues from occurring.

Right to Privacy and the War on Terror

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In 2013, the media reported that the National Security Agency had gained access to the records of several large cell phone providers and social media companies in order to look for terrorist activities.

Do you agree with this method of combating terror activities? Why or why not?

Bills

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Research bills or legislation that is before the state legislature; share your insights. ( Florida)

Juvenile criminals

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Should juvenile criminals have the second chance?