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EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT

 

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HRM 324 Week 1 Quiz
 

Attached, you will find a multiple-choice quiz.  You can either highlight the correct response, record your response on a separate sheet of paper, but just make sure your answer selection is clear.  I do ask that you do not delete responses because this might change the numbering and I could inadvertently mark your response wrong.

Upon completion, submit through the assignment link.

If you have a question regarding the quiz, you can post them in the discussion area or send me a private message.

 

 

 

Passage of this Act requires compensation professionals to demonstrate that alleged discriminatory pay practices are a business necessity. 

 

 

 

Civil Rights Act of 1991
 

 

Equal Pay Act of 1938
 

 

Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938
 

 

Davis-Bacon Act of 1931
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Which of the following laws set prevailing wage rates for companies that provide services to the U.S. Government? 

 

 

 

Civil Rights Act of 1991
 

 

Equal Pay Act of 1938
 

 

Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938
 

 

Davis-Bacon Act of 1931
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Compensation professionals use compensable factors to determine whether jobs are the same, in order to comply with which federal legislation? 

 

 

 

Davis – Bacon Act of 1931
 

 

Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938
 

 

Equal Pay Act of 1963
 

 

Civil Rights Act of 1964
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 addresses which three issues? 

 

 

 

minimum wage, overtime pay, & child-labor
 

 

minimum wage, overtime pay, pay discrimination
 

 

minimum wage, child-labor, pay discrimination
 

 

overtime pay, child-labor, pay discrimination
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Construction contractors, working on government contracts, must pay their laborers and mechanics what type of wage? 

 

 

 

minimum wage
 

 

prevailing wage
 

 

prevalent wage
 

 

discretionary wage
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Which of the following are covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act? 

 

 

 

fringe benefits, minimum wage, child labor provisions
 

 

minimum wage, overtime wage rates, child labor provisions
 

 

overtime wage rates, fringe benefits, minimum wage
 

 

child labor provisions, fringe benefits, overtime wage rates
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Discrimination based on which of the following is protected by the Civil Rights Act of 1964? 

 

 

 

race, sexual preference, national origin
 

 

sexual preference, color, national origin
 

 

color, race, sexual preference
 

 

national origin, race, color
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Which part of the U.S. Constitution granted Congress the power to regulate commerce with foreign nations? 

 

 

 

The Fourteenth Amendment
 

 

The Fifth Amendment
 

 

The First Amendment
 

 

Article I, Section 8
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compensation differentials between men and women performing substantially similar work fall under the purview of which piece of legislation? 

 

 

 

Equal Pay Act of 1963
 

 

Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
 

 

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
 

 

Civil Rights Act of 1964
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Which legislation removed barriers to free commerce and restored equality of bargaining power? 

 

 

 

Civil Rights Act of 1964
 

 

Equal Pay Act of 1963
 

 

Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
 

 

National Labor Relations Act of 1935
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

According to the Equal Pay Act, which of the following are acceptable defenses for unequal work? 

 

 

 

a system that measures earnings by quantity or quality of production, a differential based on any factor other that race, a seniority system, a system that measures earnings by quantity or quality of production
 

 

a differential based on any factor other that race, a merit system
 

 

a seniority system, a merit system, a system that measures earnings by quantity or quality of production
 

 

a differential based on any factor other that race, a seniority system, merit system
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which Act extends coverage to all laborers and mechanics employed by contractors with federal contracts? 

 

 

 

Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act of 1936
 

 

Davis-Bacon Act of 1931
 

 

McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act of 1965
 

 

Work Hours and Safety Standards Act of 1962
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

According to the Civil Rights Act of 1991, when are employees required to file challenges to the seniority system? 

 

 

 

within 180 days
 

 

within a year
 

 

within 6 months
 

 

when the system is implemented or when it negatively affects them
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Which Act established guidelines prohibiting age-related discrimination? 

 

 

 

The Equal Pay Act of 1991
 

 

The Civil Rights Act of 1964
 

 

Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
 

 

The Equal Pay Act of 1963
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

The equal protection clause is found in which part of the U.S. Constitution? 

 

 

 

The First Amendment
 

 

The Fourteenth Amendment
 

 

The Fifth Amendment
 

 

Article I, Section 8
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The increasing acceptance of “paternity leave” is found with the passage this Act. 

 

 

 

Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938
 

 

Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978
 

 

Civil Rights Act of 1991
 

 

Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

What kind of accommodation involves modifying work schedules, job restructuring, and making existing facilities readily accessible for those covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act? 

 

 

 

disability accommodations
 

 

reasonable accommodations
 

 

regulated accommodations
 

 

mandatory accommodations
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

This type of job is subject to the FLSA overtime provisions? 

 

 

 

exempt
 

 

nonexempt
 

 

equal
 

 

nonequal
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Discriminatory seniority systems were addressed with passage of which Act? 

 

 

 

Civil Rights Act of 1964
 

 

Civil Rights Act of 1991
 

 

Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
 

 

Equal Pay Act of 1963
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which Act is an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938? 

 

 

 

Portal-to-Portal Act of 1947
 

 

Family and Medical Leave Act of 1991
 

 

Civil Rights Act of 1964
 

 

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

This occurs whenever an employer applies an employment practice to all employees, but the practice leads to unequal treatment of protected employee groups. 

 

 

 

disparate impact
 

 

disparate treatment
 

 

discriminatory impact
 

 

discriminatory treatment
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Treating pregnancy like any other disability falls under the realm of which piece of legislation? 

 

 

 

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
 

 

Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978
 

 

Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938
 

 

Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

What are the revised guidelines for determining whether jobs are exempt from FLSA overtime pay provisions called? 

 

 

 

Glass Ceiling Act
 

 

Overtime Nonexempt Rules
 

 

Bennett Amendment
 

 

FairPay Rules
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

ADA applies to companies that employ at least how many workers? 

 

 

 

50
 

 

25
 

 

15
 

 

100
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

The Davis-Bacon Act of 1931 pertains to companies with federal contracts of at least what value? 

 

 

 

$20,000
 

 

$2,000
 

 

$10,000
 

 

$5,000
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

HRM 324 Week 2 Quiz
 

Attached, you will find a multiple-choice quiz.  You can either highlight the correct response, record your response on a separate sheet of paper, but just make sure your answer selection is clear.  I do ask that you do not delete responses because this might change the numbering and I could inadvertently mark your response wrong.

Upon completion, submit through the assignment link.

If you have a question regarding the quiz, you can post them in the discussion area or send me a private message.

 

1.      Which type of compensation program is based, in part, on the human capital theory?
 

 

 

 

a) merit pay
 

 

b) seniority pay
 

 

c) incentive pay
 

 

d) skill-based pay
 

 

 

2.      Passage of this Act requires compensation professionals to demonstrate that alleged discriminatory pay practices are a business necessity.
 

 

 

 

a) Civil Rights Act of 1991
 

 

b) Equal Pay Act of 1938
 

 

c) Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938
 

 

d) Davis-Bacon Act of 1931
 

 

 

3.      What represents employees’ critical psychological states that result from performing their job?
 

 

 

 

a) fringe compensation
 

 

b) core compensation
 

 

c) intrinsic compensation
 

 

d) extrinsic compensation
 

 

When designing pay-for-knowledge programs, which of the following would be considered part of the transition matters phase?
 

 

grouping skills
 

 

aligning pay with the knowledge structure
 

 

training
 

 

skill types
 

 

 

6.      The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 addresses which three issues?
 

 

 

 

minimum wage, overtime pay, & child-labor
 

 

minimum wage, overtime pay, pay discrimination
 

 

minimum wage, child-labor, pay discrimination
 

 

overtime pay, child-labor, pay discrimination
 

 

 

7.      According to the Equal Pay Act, which of the following are acceptable defenses for unequal work?
 

 

 

 

a system that measures earnings by quantity or quality of production, a differential based on any factor other that race, a seniority system, a system that measures earnings by quantity or quality of production
 

 

a differential based on any factor other that race, a merit system
 

 

a seniority system, a merit system, a system that measures earnings by quantity or quality of production
 

 

a differential based on any factor other that race, a seniority system, merit system
 

 

 

8.      What kind of accommodation involves modifying work schedules, job restructuring, and making existing facilities readily accessible for those covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act?
 

 

 

 

disability accommodations
 

 

reasonable accommodations
 

 

regulated accommodations
 

 

mandatory accommodations
 

 

 

9.      These are the four core characteristics of the job characteristics theory.
 

 

 

 

feedback, task variety, skill-variety, autonomy
 

 

knowledge, skill identity, autonomy, feedback
 

 

skill variety, task identity, autonomy, feedback
 

 

skill identity, autonomy, task variety, feedback
 

 

 

10.    Which of the following are the main reasons for the increased costs associated with pay-for-knowledge programs?
 

 

 

 

increased compensation benefits, higher training costs, increased overhead costs
 

 

higher payroll costs, increased overhead costs, higher training costs
 

 

increased overhead costs, increased compensation benefits, higher payroll costs
 

 

increased compensation benefits, higher training costs, higher payroll costs
 

 

 

11.    This is the systematic process for recognizing differences in the relative worth among a set of jobs and for establishing pay differentials accordingly.
 

 

 

 

job analysis
 

 

job content
 

 

job evaluation
 

 

job-relatedness
 

 

 

12.    Which of the following are typically included in a job description?
 

 

 

 

job specification, job title, job summary
 

 

job summary, job salary, job specification
 

 

job title, job salary, job summary
 

 

job salary, job title, job specification
 

 

 

13.   In compensation surveys, how are relevant labor markets defined?
 

 

 

 

employment numbers, occupational classification, geography
 

 

occupational classification, market competition, employment numbers
 

 

occupational classification, geography and market competition
 

 

geography, employment numbers, market competition
 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

HRM 324 Week 3 Quiz
 

Attached, you will find a multiple-choice quiz.  You can either highlight the correct response, record your response on a separate sheet of paper, but just make sure your answer selection is clear.  I do ask that you do not delete responses because this might change the numbering and I could inadvertently mark your response wrong.

Upon completion, submit through the assignment link.

If you have a question regarding the quiz, you can post them in the discussion area or send me a private message.

 

Materials
 

 

 

 

HRM 324 Week 3 Quiz
 

 

 

1.      Which of the following is true concerning merit pay programs?
 

 

 

 

cost-of-living adjustments are considered merit increases
 

 

are most popular with public sector employers
 

 

accurate performance appraisals are key to effective programs
 

 

appraisals are based on objective criteria only
 

 

 

 

 

Management by objective is part of which type of performance appraisal system? 

 

 

 

goal-oriented system
 

 

trait system
 

 

behavioral observation scale
 

 

behaviorally-anchored rating scale
 

 

 
 

 

 

3.      Which comparison system requires the rater to place a specific number of employees into groups that represent the entire range of performances?
 

 

 

 

forced distribution
 

 

hierarchical
 

 

paired comparison
 

 

the critical incident technique
 

 

 

4.    This performance appraisal system is highly defensible in court because it is based on actual observable job performance behaviors.
 

 

 

 

behaviorally-anchored rating scales
 

 

behavioral observation scales
 

 

behavior-assessment rating scales
 

 

behavior incident scales
 

 

 

5.    This type of behavioral performance appraisal system requires the employee and the supervisor to identify past performance behaviors and outcomes as either successful or unsuccessful.
 

 

 

 

management by objective
 

 

behavioral observation scales
 

 

behaviorally anchored rating scales
 

 

critical incident technique
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which pay system is most widely used in America today? 

 

 

 

skill based pay
 

 

longevity pay
 

 

merit pay
 

 

seniority pay
 

 

 
 

 

The halo effect and similar-to-me effects are considered examples of which type of rating error? 

 

 

 

trait system errors
 

 

contrast errors
 

 

illegal discrimination errors
 

 

bias errors
 

 

 
 

 

This performance appraisal system relies on many appropriate sources of information and works well for team-based work teams. 

 

 

 

trait systems
 

 

360-degree performance appraisal
 

 

comparison system
 

 

critical incident technique
 

 

 
 

 

 

9.    Which type of individual incentive plan rewards employees based on their individual hourly production against an output standard?
 

 

 

 

management incentive plans
 

 

behavior encouragement plans
 

 

referral plans
 

 

piecework plans
 

 

 

10.Which of the following is true concerning incentive pay?
 

 

 

 

the award is earned only when the predetermined work objective is totally completed
 

 

motivates employees to be more productive, but does little to control payroll costs
 

 

awards are granted in one-time pay-outs
 

 

incentive levels are generally subjective in nature
 

 

 

 

11.This incentive plan uses a value-added formula to measure productivity.
 

 

 

 

Improshare
 

 

Rucker Plan
 

 

Scanlon Plan
 

 

piecework plan
 

 

 

12.This group incentive system was designed to provide employees wit financial incentives for increasing customer satisfaction, increasing productivity, lowering costs, or improving safety.
 

 

 

 

gain sharing
 

 

team based
 

 

small group
 

 

profit sharing
 

 

 

 

 

 

List and discuss four possible limitations of merit pay programs.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Under what conditions is it appropriate for companies to adopt individual incentive pay plans?
 

 

 

 

 

HRM 324 Week 3 Frequently Asked Questions
 

Each team member will develop a three questions that they, and what they have heard most of their fellow co-workers ask about the material presented in this week’s learning activities (i.e. indirect and direct compensation).

You will then take these questions and develop a response explaining it to the employee. Your response must be at least 100 words but no more than 300 words for each response and supported with research.

The Team Lead will only need to do one question, as well as put the document together.

The only APA requirements are for your citations and references.  You want to prepare a document you would share with employees.  You make this a Word document, a brochure, a PowerPoint, a video, etc.  There is no restrictions.

To succeed at this assignment, the information must be…

(1) covered in our activities this week (i.e. chapters and library articles);

2) original – it is okay to use directly quoted material but it needs to support your work and not replace it;

3) you must provide a viable direct response to the question. Do not use broad statement and generalities. You need specifics.

4) the presentation of your work must be clean, professional, and have no mechanical or spelling errors.

Sumbit your completed project to the assignment link.

 

 
 

 

HRM 324 Week 4 Retirement Plan Proposal
 

The CEO of your company would like to revamp the retirement options offered to employees.

Create a proposal that describes two to three retirement plans that could be offered. In the proposal, you must identify specific requirements of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 that the organization would need to fulfill.

In addition to the proposal, management has asked the HR Department to design a communication plan that encourages employee participation for one of the proposed retirement plans.

In your communication plan, include components that encourage participation in the retirement plan.

You will be submitting 1 document and the outline might look like the following:

 

 

 

Introduction
 

 

Retirement Plan 1
 

 

III. Retirement Plan 2

III. Retirement Plan 3

 

 

 

ERISA Compliance
 

 

Recommendations
 

 

Communication Plan in which you address the following topics:
 

 

 

 

 

How will you communicate information to employees?
 

 

How often will you communicate information to employees?
 

 

What tools or methods will you use to communicate the plan?
 

 

How will you overcome resistance to participation?
 

 

How will you get employees to enroll?
 

 

How will you communicate the plan to make it attractive
 

 

VII.  Conclusion

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Click on the Assignment Files tab to submit your paper.

 

 
 

 

HRM 324 Week 4 Quiz
 

Attached, you will find a multiple-choice quiz.  You can either highlight the correct response, record your response on a separate sheet of paper, but just make sure your answer selection is clear.  I do ask that you do not delete responses because this might change the numbering and I could inadvertently mark your response wrong.

Upon completion, submit through the assignment link.

If you have a question regarding the quiz, you can post them in the discussion area or send me a private message.

 

 

 

Management by objective is part of which type of performance appraisal system?
 

 

goal-oriented system
 

 

trait system
 

 

behavioral observation scale
 

 

behaviorally-anchored rating scale
 

 

 

2.    This performance appraisal system is highly defensible in court because it is based on actual observable job performance behaviors.
 

 

 

 

behaviorally-anchored rating scales
 

 

behavioral observation scales
 

 

behavior-assessment rating scales
 

 

behavior incident scales
 

 

 

3.    This incentive plan uses a value-added formula to measure productivity.
 

 

 

 

Improshare
 

 

Rucker Plan
 

 

Scanlon Plan
 

 

piecework plan
 

 

 

4.    These are three methods companies can use to distribute company profits to its employees.
 

 

 

 

a graduated first-dollar-of-profits formula, proportional payments based on contribution to profits, equal payments
 

 

equal payments, proportional payments based on annual salary, proportional payments based on contribution to profits
 

 

a graduated first-dollar-of-profits formula, proportional payments based on annual salary, equal payments
 

 

proportional payments based on contribution to profits, a graduated first-dollar-of-profits formula, proportional payments based on annual salary
 

 

 

5.    This type of flexible work schedule allows employees to work four 10-hour days a week.
 

 

 

 

flextime
 

 

compressed work week
 

 

job sharing
 

 

reduced work week
 

 

 

6.   This type of discretionary benefit would allow an employee to get help dealing with the affects of domestic violence.
 

 

 

 

family assistance program
 

 

employee assistance program
 

 

wellness program
 

 

employer assistance program
 

 

 

7.   Marty’s employer has a prescription drug plan that will only make him pay 20% of cost of his prescription, if he goes only to certain pharmacies.  What type of prescription drug plan does he have?
 

 

 

 

prescription reimbursement plan
 

 

medical reimbursement plan
 

 

mail order prescription drug plan
 

 

prescription card program
 

 

 

 

 

 

Companies establish retirement plans following which of these three design configurations?
 

 

Defined benefit, defined contribution, hybrid
 

 

Qualified benefit, qualified contribution, hybrid
 

 

Qualified benefit, nonqualified benefit, hybrid
 

 

Funded, unfunded, hybrid
 

 

 

9.    This Medicare Plan was established with the passage of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997.
 

 

 

 

Medicare Select
 

 

Medicare Prescription Drug Program
 

 

Medicare Advantage
 

 

Medigap
 

 

 

10.  Which type of contingent worker is most likely to be involved in a job sharing arrangement?
 

 

 

 

part-time employees
 

 

temporary employees
 

 

leased employees
 

 

independent contractors
 

 

 

11.  A golden parachute clause can be triggered by which of the following?
 

 

 

 

corporate takeover
 

 

disability
 

 

retirement
 

 

resignation
 

 

 

12.  To be covered by FLSA overtime and minimum wage provisions, seasonal employees must work for a company that is open how many months in a year?
 

 

 

 

6
 

 

7
 

 

11
 

 

12
 

 

 

 
 

 

HRM 324 Week 5 Total Compensation Plan
 

Design a total compensation plan (written in the third person voice) for an imaginary competitor of Amazon, Home Depot, Starbucks, FedEx Corporation, or Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Address the following details in your plan:

 

 

 

How your plan supports key objectives
 

 

An evaluation of current trends and issues in total compensation and a prediction of future trends
 

 

Internal and external equity
 

 

A wage management process and rationale
 

 

A retirement plan and how participation will be driven
 

 

The influence of the organization’s financial condition on the total compensation plan
 

 

How your plan will be communicated to leadership and employees
 

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Cite all sources according to APA formatting guidelines.

 

 
 

 

HRM 324 Week 5 Final Exam
 

Attached, you will find a multiple-choice final exam.  You can either highlight the correct response, record your response on a separate sheet of paper, but just make sure your answer selection is clear.  I do ask that you do not delete responses because this might change the numbering and I could inadvertently mark your response wrong.

Upon completion, submit through the assignment link.

If you have a question regarding the quiz, you can post them in the discussion area or send me a private message.

 

1)   These are the four core characteristics of the job characteristics theory.
 

 

 

 

feedback, task variety, skill-variety, autonomy
 

 

knowledge, skill identity, autonomy, feedback
 

 

skill variety, task identity, autonomy, feedback
 

 

skill identity, autonomy, task variety, feedback
 

 

 

2)   Passage of this Act requires compensation professionals to demonstrate that alleged discriminatory pay practices are a business necessity.
 

 

 

 

Civil Rights Act of 1991
 

 

Equal Pay Act of 1938
 

 

Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938
 

 

Davis-Bacon Act of 1931
 

 

 

 

3)   Which pay plan generally rewards employees for acquiring job-related competencies, knowledge, or skills rather than for demonstrating successful job performance?
 

 

 

 

pay-for-knowledge
 

 

incentive
 

 

merit
 

 

person-focused
 

 

 

4)   This is the systematic process for recognizing differences in the relative worth among a set of jobs and for establishing pay differentials accordingly.
 

 

 

 

job analysis
 

 

job content
 

 

job evaluation
 

 

job-relatedness
 

 

 

5)   Which of the following are typically included in a job description?
 

 

 

 

job specification, job title, job summary
 

 

job summary, job salary, job specification
 

 

job title, job salary, job summary
 

 

job salary, job title, job specification
 

 

 

6)   This is a systematic process for gathering, documenting, and analyzing information in order to describe jobs.
 

 

 

 

job characterization
 

 

job description
 

 

job evaluation
 

 

job analysis
 

 

 

 

7)   In the job analysis process this term represents a group of positions that are identical with respect to their major tasks.
 

 

 

 

job
 

 

element
 

 

job family
 

 

occupation
 

 

 

8)   Which of the following laws set prevailing wage rates for companies that provide services to the U.S. Government?
 

 

 

 

Civil Rights Act of 1991
 

 

Equal Pay Act of 1938
 

 

Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938
 

 

Davis-Bacon Act of 1931
 

 

 

9)   Compensation professionals use compensable factors to determine whether jobs are the same, in order to comply with which federal legislation?
 

 

 

 

Davis – Bacon Act of 1931
 

 

Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938
 

 

Equal Pay Act of 1963
 

 

Civil Rights Act of 1964
 

 

 

10)   These are the three most common sources of job analysis data.
 

 

 

 

job analysts, supervisors, benchmark jobs
 

 

job incumbents, benchmark jobs, job analysts
 

 

job incumbents, supervisors, job analysts
 

 

benchmark jobs, job incumbents, supervisors
 

 

 

 

 

Management by objective is part of which type of performance appraisal system? 

 

 

 

goal-oriented system
 

 

trait system
 

 

behavioral observation scale
 

 

behaviorally-anchored rating scale
 

 

 
 

 

 

12)   What is a systematic process for gathering, documenting, and analyzing information in order to describe jobs?
 

 

 

 

job evaluation
 

 

internal consistency
 

 

job analysis
 

 

strategic analysis
 

 

 

 

 

 

13)   Which theory states that employees’ knowledge and skills generate productive capital?
 

 

 

 

job characteristics theory
 

 

expectancy theory
 

 

equity theory
 

 

human capital theory
 

 

 

14)   How are compa-ratios calculated?
 

 

 

 

Dividing the pay range mid-point by the employee’s pay rate
 

 

Dividing the employee’s pay rate by the market line rate
 

 

Dividing an employee’s pay rate by the pay range mid point
 

 

Dividing the market line rate by the employee’s pay rate
 

 

 

15)   The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 addresses which three issues?
 

 

 

 

minimum wage, overtime pay, & child-labor
 

 

minimum wage, overtime pay, pay discrimination
 

 

minimum wage, child-labor, pay discrimination
 

 

overtime pay, child-labor, pay discrimination
 

 

 

16)   Construction contractors, working on government contracts, must pay their laborers and mechanics what type of wage?
 

 

 

 

minimum wage
 

 

prevailing wage
 

 

prevalent wage
 

 

discretionary wage
 

 

 

17)   Which of the following are covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act?
 

 

 

 

fringe benefits, minimum wage, child labor provisions
 

 

minimum wage, overtime wage rates, child labor provisions
 

 

overtime wage rates, fringe benefits, minimum wage
 

 

child labor provisions, fringe benefits, overtime wage rates
 

 

 

18)   Which pay structure reflects the increasing organizational trend toward flatter, less hierarchical corporate structures?
 

 

 

 

two-tier pay structure
 

 

broadbanding
 

 

market-competitive pay structure
 

 

internally consistent pay structure
 

 

 

 

 

19)   Midpoint, minimum, and maximum are values used to define which of the following?
 

 

 

 

pay grades
 

 

pay ranges
 

 

pay structures
 

 

pay levels
 

 

 

20)   Which term is used to describe the situation where the pay spread between newly hired employees and more qualified job incumbents is small?
 

 

 

 

pay structures
 

 

pay compression
 

 

red circle pay rates
 

 

green circle pay rates
 

 

 

21)   Jasmine Black believes that the company should share part of the risk for her sales position.  Which sales compensation plan should she pursue?
 

 

 

 

salary-plus-bonus plan
 

 

salary-plus-commission plan
 

 

commission-plus-draw plan
 

 

commission-only plan
 

 

 

 

22)   This type of flexible work schedule allows employees to work four 10-hour days a week.
 

 

 

 

flextime
 

 

compressed work week
 

 

job sharing
 

 

reduced work week
 

 

 

 

23)   The equal protection clause is found in which part of the U.S. Constitution?
 

 

 

 

The First Amendment
 

 

The Fourteenth Amendment
 

 

The Fifth Amendment
 

 

Article I, Section 8
 

 

 

 

 

 

What kind of accommodation involves modifying work schedules, job restructuring, and making existing facilities readily accessible for those covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act? 

 

 

 

disability accommodations
 

 

reasonable accommodations
 

 

regulated accommodations
 

 

mandatory accommodations
 

 

 
 

 

 

25)   This type of discretionary benefit would allow an employee to get help dealing with the affects of domestic violence.
 

 

 

 

family assistance program
 

 

employee assistance program
 

 

wellness program
 

 

employer assistance program
 

 

 

26)   Discretionary benefits are generally divided into which three categories?
 

 

 

 

Health benefits, pension benefits, paid time-off
 

 

Pension benefits, protection programs, services
 

 

Services, paid time-off, protection programs
 

 

Paid time-off, health benefits, services
 

 

 

27)   During the human resources departmental meeting, one of the new employees wanted to know what was in the company’s cafeteria plan.  What did he want to know?
 

 

 

 

the lunch break schedule
 

 

the lunchroom floor plan
 

 

the company’s benefits choices
 

 

the list of approved doctors in the health plan
 

 

 

28)   You broke your neck at work. The company called to inform you that they had to switch your benefits from the short-term disability account to the long-term account.  That means you’ve probably been off work around how long?
 

 

 

 

6 months
 

 

12 months
 

 

1 month
 

 

18 months
 

 

 

 

 

 

Which of the following is NOT a type of paid time off benefit?
 

 

 

 

 

 

sick leave
 

 

compressed work week
 

 

lunch period
 

 

travel time
 

 

 

 

 

 

Which of the following is a characteristic of integrated paid time off policies?
 

 

 

 

 

 

such policies distinguish among reasons for absence
 

 

individuals have to justify reason for taking time off
 

 

holiday, vacation, sick leave, and personal leave are combined
 

 

can lead to increased unscheduled absences
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This policy allows employees to schedule time-off without having to justify the reasons.
 

 

 

 

 

 

personal paid time off
 

 

personal leave
 

 

integral paid time off
 

 

integrated paid time off
 

 

 

32)   This federal law addresses overtime pay.
 

 

 

 

FLSA
 

 

COBRA
 

 

ERISA
 

 

HIPPA
 

 

 

33)   Temporary employment agencies are responsible for complying with all federal employment legislation except which one?
 

 

 

 

ADA
 

 

FLSA
 

 

workers’ compensation
 

 

ERISA
 

 

 

34)   What is it called when Tanesha and Jaunita both work part-time to complete the duties of one full-time position?
 

 

 

 

job sharing
 

 

freelancing
 

 

dual staffing
 

 

safe harboring
 

 

 

35)   Since temporary workers are employees of both the temporary employment agency and the client company, the dual employer common law doctrine establishes temporary workers right to receive which of the following?
 

 

 

 

retirement benefits
 

 

workers’ compensation
 

 

health insurance
 

 

employee benefits
 

 

 

36)   The safe harbor rule requires that the contingent worker be covered by whose pension plan?
 

 

 

 

the leasing company
 

 

the client company
 

 

depends on the contractual arrangement between the leasing company and the employer
 

 

the employee is responsible for his or her own pension
 

 

 

37)   To be covered by FLSA overtime and minimum wage provisions, seasonal employees must work for a company that is open how many months in a year?
 

 

 

 

6
 

 

7
 

 

11
 

 

12
 

 

 

38)   Employers only have to provide protective insurance to part-time employees covered by which federal law
 

 

 

 

FLSA
 

 

COBRA
 

 

ERISA
 

 

HIPPA
 

 

 

 
 

 

39)   This term reflects an approach to job design that results in the development of more intrinsically motivating and interesting work.
 

 

 

 

job security
 

 

job enrichment
 

 

job variety
 

 

job identity
 

 

 

40)   This type of pay system rewards employees for successfully acquiring new job-related knowledge
 

 

 

 

person-focused pay
 

 

competency-based pay
 

 

merit pay
 

 

incentive pay
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