The Privacy Act of 1974 ensures that
federal employees can review their personnel files for accuracy.
workers who reveal company secrets to competitors face severe penalties.
employers cannot monitor personal emails received on work computers.
employees’ behavior outside of work cannot be monitored or tested.
an employee’s medical information cannot be shared without permission from the employee.
The ____ established the workweek in the United States as 40 hours per week.
Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act makes illegal discrimination based on
knowledge, skills, and abilities.
The basic premise of OSHA is that each employer must provide a workplace that is safe for employees, which is known as the
general duty clause.
lawful worker treatment clause.
Quid pro quo sexual harassment typically involves
unwelcome individual advances for a date.
sexual favors in return for something of value.
making jokes about a particular gender.
inappropriate pictures with sexual content displayed on the wall.
meeting colleagues for dinner after work hours.
Which of the following would probably NOT be covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act?
A mentally retarded employee
An employee with a learning disability
An employee with cancer
A person with poor vision that is correctable with glasses
An employee who is thought to be disabled but is not
Titleist makes most of the golf clubs it sells to U.S. buyers in China, where the average hourly wage is the equivalent of less than $1 per hour. Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, Titleist
is in violation of the act, because $1 per hour is less than the mandated minimum wage.
is in violation of the act, because some of the workers are younger than 16 years of age.
is in violation of the act, because the Chinese workers are nonexempt.
is NOT in violation of the act, because the FLSA applies only to workers in the United States.
is NOT in violation of the act, because the Chinese workers work fewer than 40 hours per week
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits discrimination with respect to age of employees or applicants
near retirement age.
40 and over.
65 or over.
One method for establishing whether disparate impact exists in a company’s hiring practices involves
using the one-third rule.
using absolute counts of protected class members.
Alpha-Beta Company closed a plant and laid off 100 workers, who each made $100 per day in pay and benefits. The closing was announced by company managers on April 1 and took place 30 days later. Under the provisions of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act of 1988 (WARN), Alpha-Beta must pay a penalty of
The Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires that that federal contractors receiving more than ____ must have affirmative action plans for persons who have disabilities.
Executive Order 11246 requires that federal contractors receiving more than ____ must have affirmative action plans.
Which labor law was passed to regulate union actions and internal affairs related to employee representation, shifting some power away from unions?
Fair Practices Act
Fair Labor Standards Act
The Privacy Act of 1974 applies directly to ____ employees.
The Americans with Disabilities Act requires companies to
hire everyone with a documented disability.
discriminate against those persons who have a disability.
hire a diversity consultant.
make reasonable accommodations for disabled individuals.
spend $100,000 per year on disability training.
Local issues that must be dealt with by firms conducting business in foreign markets include all of the following EXCEPT
human resource technology.
Wangkyo is an electrical engineer who designs power systems for factories. His employer is sending him on a foreign assignment for one month, to design a system for a new factory that is being built overseas. Which skills will be MOST important to Wangkyo in his foreign assignment?
What is the term used when a company lets a foreign firm make and/or distribute its products in a local market?
When a company hires host-country nationals to staff foreign locations in underdeveloped countries, it must often
offer exercise classes.
provide extensive training and development.
hire a consultant.
seek permission from competitors.
cut the benefits package provided to employees.
Which of the following is NOT likely to be a part of a compensation package designed for an expatriate?
Job location assistance for the spouse
A hardship premium
Unlimited travel to and from the home country
Disney chose Andre Lacroix to be CEO of Euro Disney, following his success as CEO of Burger King International. Disney chose an experienced international manager who lived in France, rather than send an American manager overseas, in part to eliminate the risk of expatriate failure. Expatriate failure occurs when the
expatriate needs extensive training before he or she is able to accept the assignment.
cost of sending the manager to the foreign assignment is greater than the benefit gained.
expatriate’s coworkers report that he or she is not fitting in well.
business that is managed by the expatriate loses money.
expatriate returns early because of an inability to perform.
Which of the following is an accurate statement about labor unions outside the United States?
In foreign countries, few workers belong to labor unions.
Labor unions outside the United States are regulated by U.S. laws.
Foreign labor unions are more likely to be involved in political and social issues.
Outside the United States, labor contracts are formal legal contracts and employers can be sued in court by the unions for breaking them.
Foreign employers rarely negotiate with unions in their home country.
What is an advantage of direct investment in another country?
Less risk is involved.
It is not expensive.
There is more profit potential.
The facility is less integrated in the foreign market.
Synergy between business partners is achieved.
Under a geocentric staffing model,
host-country nationals are used heavily because they know the local markets.
the organization will have a skeleton human resource department at the host-country location, while the home-country human resource department retains all control.
the organization seeks to hire the best person available for a position regardless of where the individual comes from.
expatriate home-country nationals are hired to fill higher-level foreign positions.
the home-office perspective takes precedence over local issues.
Celebrity Cruises is based in Florida, but it hires workers from various countries to communicate with and serve guests from around the world. Which of the following is an accurate statement?
Celebrity will need to provide the same training to all of its foreign workers.
Celebrity will need to provide the same training to all of its workers.
Celebrity will need to tailor training to best develop workers from various countries.
Celebrity will not need to train its workers.
Celebrity will only need to train workers who have contact with customers; other workers need no training.
Locating a facility in a relatively underdeveloped area will impact all of the following human resource activities EXCEPT
Under which international strategy will several companies agree to cooperate for mutual benefit?
No outplacement firms exist in several Middle Eastern countries because the religion of Islam specifies that individuals should not benefit financially from other people’s misfortunes. This cultural factor pertains to what type of difference?
Which international staffing model is typified by an organization using many host-country nationals to staff a variety of positions at many levels?
Which industrialized nation emerged as the only intact major power after World War II?
The United States
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