Busi 342 exam 4 | Management homework help

  

Question 1 

  1. Claudia, a legal assistant, has      been vested by her employer after having worked with the employer for ten      years. This implies that _____.

  

a.

she can transfer her   entire pension fund balances to a new employer’s plan if she moves to a new   company

 

b.

she will receive the   funds her employer has contributed to the retirement plan only if she is a   member of the company while retiring

 

c.

she will receive the   maximum amount of pension available under her company’s retirement plan when   she retires

 

d.

she will receive the amounts   contributed by both the employer and herself when she retires

2 points   

Question 2 

  1. According to the Patient      Protection and Affordable Care Act, enrollment in health coverage is      mandatory for every citizen.

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 3 

  1. Workers cannot be asked to make      financial contributions for coverage under workers’ compensation programs.

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 4 

  1. Which of the following is a      legally-required employee benefit that employers must provide?

  

a.

Unemployment compensation

 

b.

Public-service leave

 

c.

Education assistance

 

d.

Wellness programs

2 points   

Question 5 

  1. The Health Insurance Portability      and Accountability Act (HIPAA) _____.

  

a.

requires employers to   offer health coverage to contingent workers if the workers pay 50% of the   employer’s cost

 

b.

states that employers   must offer extended health care coverage to employees even after they leave   the organization

 

c.

requires employers with   more than 50 employees to provide medical insurance for all full-time   employees

 

d.

allows employees to   switch health insurance from one company to another to get new health   coverage, regardless of preexisting conditions

2 points   

Question 6 

  1. Kenneth, a programmer in the      customer service department, took _____ when his father died.

  

a.

paternity leave

 

b.

bereavement leave

 

c.

sick leave

 

d.

jury leave

2 points   

Question 7 

  1. An employee who is out of work and      actively looking for employment can receive up to 26 weeks of pay through      unemployment compensation.

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 8 

  1. The Worker Adjustment and      Retraining Notification Act (WARN) of 1988 _____.

  

a.

requires employers to   give 30 days’ notice of mass layoff or plant closings

 

b.

mandates the payment of   severance pay to employees

 

c.

requires employers to   give 20 days’ notice of mass layoff or plant closings

 

d.

does not mandate the   payment of severance pay to employees

2 points   

Question 9 

  1. Increases in employer expenditures      for benefits are growing faster than increases in wages for employees.

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 10 

  1. Which of the following statements      is true of part-time employees?

  

a.

Most employers in the   United States do not provide any part-time employee benefits, except some   paid time off.

 

b.

Part-time employees   typically make no effort to attain benefits because they are covered by their   spouse’s or parents’ insurance policies.

 

c.

Anti-discrimination laws   enable part-time employees to receive the same benefits as full-time   employees are offered.

 

d.

Most employers provide   part-time employees medical benefits, but no time-off benefits because these   employees already work on a short schedule.

2 points   

Question 11 

  1. OSHA rules and standards are      frequently complicated and technical, which makes it difficult for      managers who do not have specialists on their staffs to read and      understand the rules.

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 12 

  1. The Occupational Safety and Health      Review Commission (OSHRC) has been established to address disputes between      OSHA and employers that have been cited by OSHA inspectors.

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 13 

  1. Emotional illnesses such as      schizophrenia and depression are considered disabilities under the ADA.

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 14 

  1. The Occupational Safety and Health      Act provides for on-the-spot inspections by OSHA representatives

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 15 

  1. Which of the following statements      is true of disaster planning?

  

a.

Conducting simulations is   a mandatory part of organizational assessment in disaster planning.

 

b.

Having backup databases   is a key consideration of human impact planning.

 

c.

Disaster training is   usually conducted by the OSHA’s compliance inspectors.

 

d.

Terrorism is generally   not considered in disaster plans since it is not a natural calamity.

2 points   

Question 16 

  1. Which of the following is      considered a safe job for workers under the age of 18 years?

  

a.

Cab driving

 

b.

Excavation operations

 

c.

Roofing operations

 

d.

Newspaper delivery

2 points   

Question 17 

  1. Sam, a product development      manager, and his team are in the process of designing ergonomic desks that      would help the employees in their organization work effectively without      any discomfort or physical ailments. Which of the following approaches is      being used by Sam’s organization for safety management?

  

a.

The individual approach

 

b.

The systems approach

 

c.

The organizational   approach

 

d.

The engineering approach

2 points   

Question 18 

  1. Which of the following is an      immeasurable cost associated with accidents in an organization?

  

a.

Reduced work group   efficiency

 

b.

Negative influence on   employees’ group morale

 

c.

Damage to work equipment

 

d.

Time lost because of   faulty or offline equipment

2 points   

Question 19 

  1. Concerns regarding pandemic      diseases have led OSHA to establish special guidelines for the poultry      production industry because of the _____.

  

a.

number of employees   working in this industry

 

b.

high rate of violence   among the workers

 

c.

industry’s contribution   to the import business

 

d.

high vulnerability of the   employees of this industry

2 points   

Question 20 

  1. The provision of restricted-duty      work to disabled people is an attempt by the ADA to increase the rate of      employment among the disabled in the United States.

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 21 

  1. Rachel manages a team of ten      designers in an advertising agency. She encourages all her subordinates to      directly approach her and speak with her at any time of the day regarding      issues they may be facing at work. On the basis of the given information,      we can conclude that Rachel _____.

  

a.

has established an   arbitration system

 

b.

acts as an ombudsman in   her company

 

c.

encourages external   whistle-blowing

 

d.

practices an open-door   policy

2 points   

Question 22 

  1. Discipline is a process of      corrective action that enforces organizational rules.

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 23 

  1. Employers should avoid informing      employees if employee activities are being monitored so as to attain      undiluted results.

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 24 

  1. An agreement in which an employee      who is being terminated agrees not to sue the employer in exchange for      specific benefits is called a _____.

  

a.

non-enforceable contract   made under duress

 

b.

severance contract

 

c.

yellow-dog contract

 

d.

separation agreement

2 points   

Question 25 

  1. The final stage of both the      progressive and the positive approaches to discipline is _____.

  

a.

termination

 

b.

suspension

 

c.

mediation

 

d.

counseling

2 points   

Question 26 

  1. Organizational newsletters,      company magazines, and email announcements are examples of upward      communication within a company.

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 27 

  1. Which of the following is true of      the rights of an employee?

  

a.

For the rights of an   employee to exist, they must be contained in a formal employment contract   that the employee has signed.

 

b.

For the rights of an   employee to exist, they must be spelled out at the time of appointment.

 

c.

Moral rights of the   employees are typically the result of specific laws or statutes passed by   federal, state, or local governments.

 

d.

An employee’s contractual   rights are based on a specific contract with an employer.

2 points   

Question 28 

  1. Claudia, when selected as a senior      engineer by her company, is promised that she would start working on live      projects within three months from her joining date. She signs a contract      stating that she would give three months’ notice before quitting the job.      Which of the following statements is true of the given scenario?

  

a.

Claudia has an implied   contract with the company.

 

b.

The supervisor cannot be   challenged in a court.

 

c.

The supervisor has   violated an employment law by making a promise.

 

d.

Claudia is an at-will   employee.

2 points   

Question 29 

  1. The Privacy Act of      1974 applies only to federal agencies and to organizations      supplying services to the federal government.

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 30 

  1. _____ typically provide specific      customary methods to employers for handling activities.

  

a.

Procedures

 

b.

Yellow-dog contracts

 

c.

Code of conduct

 

d.

Policies

2 points   

Question 31 

  1. During a contract negotiation, the      management of RMS, Inc. and its employee union fail to reach an agreement      on an issue related to night shift pay scales. A neutral third party is      called in to actively work with both sides and help them reach a      settlement. This party suggests several ideas that could help in solving      the issue. The process used by the third party in the given scenario is      referred to as _____.

  

a.

conciliation

 

b.

mediation

 

c.

fact-finding

 

d.

arbitration

2 points   

Question 32 

  1. The Landrum-Griffin Act appointed      the U.S. Secretary of Labor to act as a watchdog of union conduct.

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 33 

  1. It is common for wages and      benefits to be higher in unionized firms.

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 34 

  1. If a grievance is not settled by      artibration, the grievance procedure requires the grievant to file the      grievance with a federal court.

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 35 

  1. Which of the following statements      is true of the wages of employees in the United States?

  

a.

Union workers frequently   get compensated better in terms of pay than do nonunion workers.

 

b.

The wages paid to union   and nonunion members differ in the private sector.

 

c.

Union members always   receive more benefits than nonunion employees.

 

d.

Union wages equaled   nonunion wages only after the global recession of 2009.

2 points   

Question 36 

  1. A(n) _____ is a formal association      of workers that promotes the interests of its members primarily through      collective action.

  

a.

trade fair

 

b.

union

 

c.

employment contract

 

d.

cartel

2 points   

Question 37 

  1. The relationship between a union      and a company’s management in the United States alternates between      accommodation and collusion.

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 38 

  1. Which of the following is an      advantage of union representation in organizations?

  

a.

High productivity due to   increasing compensation

 

b.

Consistent increase in   profitability of organizations

 

c.

Efficient allocation of   organizational resources

 

d.

Opportunity to provide   feedback to employers

2 points   

Question 39 

  1. The practice of salting, which      refers to paying union members to infiltrate an employer and organize      workers, is a violation of the Wagner Act.

True 

False 

2 points   

Question 40 

  1. After a series of failed      negotiations with its union, Sinclair Processing Inc. shuts down its      manufacturing unit in order to prevent union members from working.      Sinclair Processing is using a _____ to put pressure on the union.

  

a.

pre-emptive strike

 

b.

vandalism

 

c.

lockout

 

d.

counter strike

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