Essay: Labor and Employment Law Objective: Describe the statutes and regulatory bodies that govern human resource management actions. Introduction This lesson examines various employment laws relating to employee rights. In this essay you will explore in depth the laws against discrimination in the hiring process and the workplace, as well as the concept of at-will employment. These two areas of employment law are particularly vital to human resource managers. Deliverable The essay for this lesson is required to be a minimum of 750 words that clearly demonstrate your understanding of the activity. Essays should have a clear introduction, thesis statement and conclusion, written in APA format ( https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/). A minimum of three sources, must be cited in-text and in the Reference list. Activity Details Step 1: Read the following questions, and use what you have learned about this lesson’s objective to summarize your responses. Identify the protected classes under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and summarize the protections provided by the act. Explain the difference between disparate treatment and disparate impact. Explain the concept of “at-will” employees and the circumstances in which an employment handbook can change at-will employment. Provide examples of actions required of HR or a manager in the termination of an “at-will” employee. Step 2: Write a paper. Please review the essay rubric prior to proceeding. Step 3: Use these writing guidelines: Include a cover page and references in addition to your required word count. Use correct APA format. Double-space text. Use size 12 Times New Roman font. Indent paragraphs. Include in-text citations. Use correct spelling, grammar, sentence structure and verb tense. Use section headings to organize.