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Which of the following is not true of the Fair Labor Standards Act?
Answer
The act applies to all employers with 15 or more employees working 20 or more weeks a year.
State laws may specify higher minimum wages than the FLSA.
The FLSA permits a subminimum training wage equal to 85 percent of the minimum wage.
Nonexempt employees are covered and include most hourly workers
Question 2
(C1) Increasing immigrant population is one of the functions of this stage in HR strategy process.
Answer
Identifying people issues
Scanning the external environment
Developing the HR strategy
Identifying strategic business issues
Question 3
(C1) Researchers in international management have identified a number of factors that can affect HRM in global markets. Which of these factors could determine the other three factors?
Answer
Culture
Education-human capital
The political-legal system
The economic system
Question 4
(C1) Which of the following statements is true regarding international labor management relations?
Answer
The United States has the highest unionization rates in the world.
In the U.S., the traditional union base in manufacturing companies has been in steady decline as apercentage of total employment over the past several decades.
The union wage premium in the United States is substantially smaller than in other advanced industrialized countries.
Collective bargaining agreements in the United States tend to be centralized and focus on industry wide or regional issues.
Question 5
(C2) The most appropriate view of today’s career is that it is a:
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boundaryless process.
pattern of vertical movement through an organization.
lifelong commitment to a field of specialization.
sequence of positions held within a company.
Question 6
(C2) Which of the following is not a benefit that a protégé receives from a mentoring relationship?
Answer
Coaching
Protection
Performance goals
Visibility
Question 7
(C2) Values such as success, performance, assertiveness, and competition are associated with:
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short-term oriented cultures.
masculine cultures.
high power distance cultures.
low uncertainty avoidance.
Question 8
(C2) The acquisition of knowledge, skills, and behaviors that improve an employee’s ability to meet changes in job requirements and in client and customer demands is called:
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development.
training.
evaluating.
career planning.
Question 9
(C3) Implications of the equity theory for managing employee compensation include all but one of the following. Name the exception.
Answer
Employees evaluate their pay by comparing it with what others get paid.
Employees look at the intrinsic aspect of their work when making pay evaluations.
Employees work attitudes and behaviors are influenced by their pay comparisons.
Employee perceptions are what determine their pay evaluations.
Question 10
(C3) Skill-based pay systems generally are not appropriate for organizations that:
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desire worker flexibility.
rely on market-based rates.
emphasize decentralization of decision making.
desire a climate of learning
Question 11
(C3) The pay system that is most frequently used in a union setting is a(n):
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incentive system.
merit system.
bonus system.
seniority system