Riordan Manufacturing – Compliance Plan
LAW-531: Maria P Collins
University of Phoenix

Riordan Manufacturing, Inc.   is an industry leader in the field of plastic injection molding.   RM employs 550 employees with projected annual earnings of $46 million.   Riordan’s mission is to remain a leader using polymer materials by providing solutions to its customers and identifying industry trends through its Research and Development department.   Riordan is dedicated to providing its customer with innovative solutions, reasonable prices and rigourous quality controls.   The company decided to expand its operation and move from Michigan to China.   The entire fan manufacturing department moved from Lansing, MI to China in an effort to cut costs.   This plan will help Riordan manage the company’s legal liabilities.    
Riordan’s leadership has opted to utilize several Alternative Resolution Dispute methods to resolve certain issues that may arise.   Mediation,   Facilitation, Convening and Arbitration enable the company to reduce excessive litigation.   ADR is a general term that encompasses various techniques for resolving conflicts outside to the courtroom, using a third party.
Riordan mainly relies on mediation, to assist employees on reaching a mutually acceptable solution.   This promotes the utilization of innovative solutions, cooperation of all employees and joint responsibility of all employees involved.   The proposed ADR program would consist of a trained team of experienced mediators that would:
  1. Consult with Riordan Officers and Executive management and outside parties about the ADR form deemed necessary.
  2. Help all parties involved select outside mediators, agree and setup an appropriate ADR process.
  3. Direct the mediation and facilitation process.
  4. Provide custom designed training to employees on conflict management and the effective uses of ADR.  
Mediation provides a neutral mediator with no decision making...