HRM 420T Week 3 Apply Assignment Answer
Which of the following statements best describes how private employment agencies operate?
Private employment agencies charge their fees to either the employer or the employee.
Private employment agencies charge their fees to the new employees who are placed in a job.
Private employment agencies charge their fees to the employers.
Private employment agencies are financially supported by the Department of Labor.
The 1866 Civil Rights Act, Section 1981, guarantees that all citizens of the United States have equal rights to ________.
Hold a job
Make and enforce contracts
Advance within an organization
Free and open expression of opinions
Which of these characteristics does not qualify as a bona fide occupational qualification?
The Equal Employment Opportunity Act applies to employers who have ________ or more employees.
Which of the following is a BFOQ for discriminating on the basis of sex?
When only the members of one sex have applied for the job, such as mining
When satisfying the basic mores of society, such as having a locker room attendant
When customers object to have members of the “wrong” sex do the job, such as a nurse
When the language and customary shop talk would be too embarrassing for members of the opposite sex, such as a lathe machine operator
What should an employer do when an employee requests time off for a special religious holiday?
Grant it only if all employees are granted the same day off
Grant it if it does not unreasonably interfere with the operations of the business
Refuse to grant it unless it is part of a collective bargaining agreement
Refuse to grant it except when it is a nationally recognized holiday
What is the term for establishing different cutoff scores on an employment test for different racial groups?
Results balancing (it is only acceptable when it is designed to correct a manifest imbalance from prior discrimination)
Scale sliding (it is required by affirmative action)
Score equating (it adjusts for the inherent bias of the test’s creators)
Race norming (it is prohibited by the 1991 Civil Rights Act)
Which agency is responsible for enforcing the Civil Rights Act?
Affirmative Action Council
Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor
According to the four-fifths rule, discrimination occurs when ________.
The percent of minorities in any ethnic or gender group is less than four-fifths of the percent in the surrounding labor force
More than four-fifths of a company’s work force are majority members
Less than four-fifths of the applicants in any minority group are accepted for employment in any job category
The selection rate for any minority group is less than four-fifths of the selection rate for the highest group
What does the OFCCP examine when it conducts an impact ratio analysis?
It examines the environmental impact a company will have on the surrounding environment.
It examines the percent of minorities and females in each job category, comparing them with the percentages in the surrounding labor force.
It examines the number of white males who have been victims of reverse discrimination relative to the size of the labor force.
It examines the proportion of job applicants deemed unqualified due to a selection procedure, determining if it has an adverse impact.
What is an underutilization analysis used to determine?
If raw materials are used efficiently and effectively within the organization
If employees are taking advantage of company-provided benefits
If the percent of workers available in the labor force exceeds the percent employed in each job group
If the amount of work performed in an organization is commensurate with the size of the workforce
Order Number 4 requires federal government contractors and subcontractors to ________.
Make reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities
Provide equal pay for equal work
Develop affirmative action plans
Rehire individuals returning after uniformed service
Executive Order 11246 requires the development of an affirmative action plan by employers in which of the following categories?
Those who are federal government contractors or subcontractors
Those who have been found guilty of discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, or sex
Those whose gross sales total $100 million or more
Those who employee 100 or more full-time workers
Sixty-five-year-old workers can be forced to retire if they are ________.
Overqualified for the job
Eligible for retirement benefits
A manager suspects that a 70-year-old employee is unable to perform a job because of reduced physical stamina. What is the best strategy the manager could use to handle this problem?
Insist that the employee retire
Assess the employee’s stamina and terminate the employee if the employee fails the test
Provide special incentives to induce this employee to retire
Make the employee’s work so unpleasant that the employee will voluntarily quit
An employer who requires older workers to perform difficult, degrading, or boring jobs in order to get them to quit may be found guilty of ________.
Which of these reduction-in-force programs is illegal?
We are hereby offering all members of shift II the option of taking early retirement
All employees over age 62 will automatically be retired and receive full retirement pay
All managers with 20 or more years of service are eligible for early retirement
Any employee over age 50 who is eligible for retirement benefits may take early retirement
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act prohibits an employer from requesting or acquiring a person’s genetic information except when ________.
The information is needed to monitor the biological effects of toxic substances in the workplace
The information is needed to adjust the person’s health care premiums or contribution rates
The information is needed to approve or deny enrollment in a health care plan
The information is obtained with consent
Under USERRA, an employer is exempt from the requirement to re-employ an individual returning after uniformed service under all except which of the following circumstances?
The employer closed the facility where the former employee was previously working.
The position held by the former employee was a temporary job in a seasonal industry.
The former employee was dishonorably discharged from the military.
The former employee was injured during the military service and can no longer perform the duties of the previous job.
An “individual with a handicap” does not include someone who ________.
Was mistakenly classified as learning disabled
Has a communicable disease such as AIDS and tuberculosis
Has a mental impairment that is not visible
Is an alcoholic or drug abuser
HRM 420T Week 3 Apply Assignment Answer