Employees’ behavior outside of work

Question 1 

The Privacy Act of 1974 ensures that

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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.

Question 2 

The ____ established the workweek in the United States as 40 hours per week.











Question 3 

Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act makes illegal discrimination based on


national origin.




sexual orientation.




knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Question 4 

The basic premise of OSHA is that each employer must provide a workplace that is safe for employees, which is known as the


qualification standard.


inspection agreement.


general duty clause.


arbitration agreement.


lawful worker treatment clause.

Question 5 

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.

Question 6 

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

Question 7 

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

Question 8 

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits discrimination with respect to age of employees or applicants


near retirement age.


40 and over.


over 18.


65 or over.


over 65.

Question 9 

One method for establishing whether disparate impact exists in a company’s hiring practices involves


focus groups.


using the one-third rule.


using absolute counts of protected   class members.


practicing retaliation.


geographic comparisons.

Question 10 

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











Question 11 

The Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires that that federal contractors receiving more than ____ must have affirmative action plans for persons who have disabilities.











Question 12 

Executive Order 11246 requires that federal contractors receiving more than ____ must have affirmative action plans.











Question 13 

Which labor law was passed to regulate union actions and internal affairs related to employee representation, shifting some power away from unions?


Taft-Hartley Act


Fair Practices Act


Wagner Act


Norris-LaGuardia Act


Fair Labor Standards Act

Question 14 

The Privacy Act of 1974 applies directly to ____ employees.











Question 15 

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.

Question 16 

Local issues that must be dealt with by firms conducting business in foreign markets include all of the following EXCEPT








human resource technology.



Question 17 

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?


Technical skills


Language skills


Cultural skills


Financial skills


Leadership skills

Question 18 

What is the term used when a company lets a foreign firm make and/or distribute its products in a local market?






Direct investment


Joint venture


Strategic alliance

Question 19 

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.

Question 20 

Which of the following is NOT likely to be a part of a compensation package designed for an expatriate?


Housing benefits


Job location assistance for the   spouse


A cost-of-living allowance


A hardship premium


Unlimited travel to and from the home   country

Question 21 

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.

Question 22 

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.

Question 23 

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.

Question 24 

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.

Question 25 

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.

Question 26 

Locating a facility in a relatively underdeveloped area will impact all of the following human resource activities EXCEPT


training needs.


recruitment activities.


selection requirements.


development issues.


production design.

Question 27 

Under which international strategy will several companies agree to cooperate for mutual benefit?






Direct investment


Multinational organization


Strategic alliance

Question 28 

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?




Business practices


Children’s rights




Personal norms

Question 29 

Which international staffing model is typified by an organization using many host-country nationals to staff a variety of positions at many levels?











Question 30 

Which industrialized nation emerged as the only intact major power after World War II?


The United States









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