HMD 402 MODULE 2 Writing Assignment

– 6 pages, 3 questions, 1 page minimum per question

– formatting is: 1” margins all around, double-spaced, Times New
Roman, 12-point font. No headers, extra spaces between paragraphs – none of the little tricks that
take up space.

– You must do your own work and use Turnitin. I will not accept any paper that has 25% or more
“similarity.” See Syllabus. I will also not accept papers that fail to properly cite to sources.

1. “Exempt” employees are not entitled to a minimum wage or overtime under federal and state law.
First, in your own words, identify the three requirements that must be met for an employer to
classify an employee as “exempt.” Then, do some research into “misclassification.” Sometimes,
employers misclassify intentionally and sometimes they do so mistakenly. Explain the common
motive employers have when they misclassify intentionally and the common mistake employers
make when they misclassify mistakenly. Finally, what penalties might an employer face for

2. Many hospitality employees in Nevada receive tips as part of their compensation. First, in your
own words, describe the difference between: 1) “tip crediting” and 2) “tip pooling.” Then, tell me
if such actions are lawful in Nevada. Finally, do you agree with the law regarding tips in Nevada?

3. Many hospitality employees in Nevada are asked by their employers to be “on-call” for work,
meaning there is no guarantee of work, only the possibility of work if the employer calls. There is
legitimate debate about whether employees should be compensated for being on “on-call” whether
they get called into work or not. Do some research into the debate. Then, tell me what factors a
court may consider when faced with the argument that an employer should pay employees who
are “on-call.” What factors weigh against paying for “on-call” time? What is your opinion on the

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