Employer-Employee Relations in Northrop Grumman

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Employer-Employee Relations in Northrop Grumman

Aisha Holmes, Tisha Merchant, Michael Rhodes,

Kimberly Steele, Kim Walton, and Joy Williams

MGT 434

Dr. Larry Lovejoy

March 23, 2008


Employer-Employee Relations in Northrop Grumman

Employer and employee relations have many different ways in which organizations understand laws and guidelines set forth by governing bodies in the respective area and within the entire nation (Bennett-Alexander, & Hartman, 2007). This paper analyzes the differences in regular employees vs. temporary employees and independent contractors. It will also discuss the differences between exempt and non-exempt employees. Finally, it will look at the laws in Colorado and how Northrop Grumman responds to those laws.

"Regular" Employees vs. Temporaries or Independent Contractors

The Board of Directors and human resources department at Northrop Grumman strongly believes in and upholds the various employment laws that have been established and enforced by the EEOC. Northrop Grumman's human resource department has provided an employee manual to each worker, which contains an enclosed at-will clause.

Furthermore, Northrop Grumman has an extended workweek compensation policy for all salaried staff members. According to the company's employee handbook, salaried employees who are scheduled to work 40 hours or more per week are required to receive an extended amount of compensation for their time.

In addition, all regular employees are only entitled to receive straight pay regardless if any overtime has been worked throughout the workweek. The only time an exception is made regarding salaried employees is if they work during a holiday or on a Saturday or Sunday. However, for an employee to be able to receive holiday pay, that individual must be on the active payroll and not on leave of absence (Northrop Grumman, 2006). Northrop Grumman also offers a variety of different to help its employees...