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You have recently been employed with a Florida state agency as an assistant in the human resources department. Your boss comes to you and explains that several department directors, who are considered “excluded career service employees,” have sent an inter-office memorandum to the governor threatening a class-action lawsuit. The memorandum indicates that the directors have been required to regularly work more than 40-hours a week, and because they are excluded career service employees, they are not subject to receiving overtime. They further indicate that they believe that there is a Florida Administrative Code that speaks to this very issue, which authorizes compensation in the form of compensatory leave (comp time) as opposed to overtime compensation if they work more than 40-hours a week. However, they have not been given any compensatory leave for voluminous amounts of time worked over their 40-hour workweek for the last several years.

Your boss then instructs you to research the issue and prepare a research paper addressing the following issues:

1) Are the directors’ complaints about not receiving compensatory time valid? Be specific as to why or why not.

2) If the complaints are valid, what Florida Administrative code addresses the issue? Explain in detail how it does or does not apply.

3) What should the agency be doing in the future to comply with the Florida Administrative code?

4) If the directors’ complaints are valid, what should the agency do to make things “right” to avoid litigation?

The paper must be double-spaced, paginated, have one inch margins, and be in Times New Roman 12-point font. The form and style of the paper must follow the Seventh Edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). Papers shall include: 1) Cover Page 2) Table of Contents 3) Abstract 4) Body of the Paper (analysis), to include a proper introduction and conclusion 5) Reference page. Be sure to spell check all written material. Please save the document in Microsoft Office Word format. The paper must be submitted in MyCourses Learning software (drop box), not via email. Please remember, the paper must have at least 3 FULL pages of analysis (body of the paper). Failure to have at least 3 FULL pages of analysis will result in a grade that is not passing (partial pages do not count as a full page). All other sections of the paper do not count toward the length requirement.

ADDITIONALLY, IF YOUR PAPER CONTAINS ANY CUT AND PASTE, EVEN IF CITED, YOU WILL RECEIVE A GRADE OF “F” AS THIS IS PLAGIARISM ACCORDING TO COLLEGE POLICY.  ANY USE OF A SOURCE MUST BE IN YOUR OWN WORDS AND PROPERLY CITED IN APA FORMAT.  IN ADDITION, NO QUOTES OF ANY KIND ARE PERMITTED IN THE SUBMISSION. THERE SHOULD ALSO NOT BE ANY CHARTS/DIAGRAMS/PICTURES OR OTHER VISUAL INSERTS IN THE BODY OF THE PAPER.  IF YOU USE CHARTS/DIAGRAMS/PICTURES OR OTHER VISUAL INSERTS, THEY MUST BE INCLUDED IN AN APPENDIX.  FINALLY, IF YOU HAVE TAKEN THIS COURSE PREVIOUSLY, RESUBMISSION OF THE SAME OR SIMILAR SUBMISSION USED IN THE PREVIOUS COURSE WILL RESULT IN A GRADE OF 0. Please see the following for more information:  Academic Honesty

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