Paper requires the
use of APA formatting. The paper should be double spaced with 1” total margins on all four
sides. This includes the Header and Footer margins as well. Please use standard Times New
Roman or Ariel 12 Pt Font.
APA Format – cover sheet headings, in text citations, bibliography all in APA format.
(Hint: MS Word will do the formatting for you if you choose the APA style guide
and insert your citations and bibliography using its reference tab.) If you do not know
how to use APA exactly, refer to the Style Guides Module. 15 Points
Citations – in text citations and those in the bibliography should match. If they are
mentioned in the bibliography, then they should be in the paper. 10 Points
Used at least two separate HR Resources from the list shown in Style Guides &
Resources Module used as rationale for aspects of plan in text and cited on back:
10 Points (Hint: SHRM is full of online resources to assist.
Length at least 8 pages maximum of 10 pages. This excludes the cover page and
bibliography. It counts the heart of the paper only10 Points.
Well organized report overall with subheadings (introduction, topics, summary) 10
Writing composition quality (no weird font changes, correct grammar, followed
Business Writing Pointers on Canvas etc.): 10 Points
Balanced view of the topic chosen. Include not just what others say are the pros and
cons of the issue, but also what you personally think. 10 Points
Cover the full who, what where, when, and why of the topic. (Example: Who started
the movement to have FMLA? what was the intent of FMLA? When did it start and
when were any major changes or clarifications given? Why FMLA what was
happening that this legislation was needed? 20 Points