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U. S. workforce

There are 25 multiple choice questions below please provide the answer.

Reference: DeCenzo, D. A. and Robbins, S. P. Fundamentals of Human Resource Management (9th ed.) 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ

NOTE: You may check the appropriate answer or highlight it, but please make sure I am clearly able to identify your response. Indicating more than one response per multiple choice and/or true/false question will be an incorrect answer.

Multiple Choice and True/False

1. All of the following statements about knowledge workers are accurate except

____a) They currently comprise about half of the U. S. workforce.

____b) They represent a high job growth category over the past 20 years.

____c) Their jobs are designed around the acquisition and application of information.

____d) Their job skills need to be continually upgraded

____e) They are paid a premium for their skills.

2. According to the futurist Alvin Toffler, modern civilization has evolved over four ìwavesî.

____a) True

____b) False

3. Maurice is suing an organization, claiming that because he is an employee and not an independent contractor, the organization should have withheld taxes for him. All of these factors could be used to support his claim except

____a) He is allowed great flexibility in scheduling his work time.

____b) He received training on company policies and procedures.

____c) He receives no insurance or pension benefits.

____d) He is paid market rate for his services.

____e) He is reimbursed for travel.

4. Jim, a plant manager in a medium-sized nonunion manufacturing firm, has just ìwastedî another day answering employee complaints and questions about rumored plant closings and relocations. He heads home with a briefcase full of the work he had scheduled to do. He wonders if HRM can help, and scans his company phone book. Whom should he call?

____a) Tom, employment manager

____b) Don, employee relations manager

____c) Myrtle, compensation and benefits manager

____d) Mason, training and development manager

____e) Sheila, union grievance avoidance specialist

5. How has Sarbanes-Oxley affected HRM?

____a) HRM now monitors financial reporting to shareholders.

____b) HRM must coordinate visas, work visas and travel arrangements.

____c) HRM now supervises executive loans.

____d) HRM must certify financial reports.

____e) HRM must create the environment where whistleblowers can come forward without fear of reprisal.

6. Leo has requested that the EEOC investigate his case of employment discrimination. What initial steps can Leo expect?

____a) Nothing. This is the wrong agency for employment discrimination complaints. He needs to file with the Sarbanes-Oxley agency.

____b) The EEOC will take up to 120 days to secure acceptable resolution of the discrimination charges before filing suit.

____c) The EEOC will help Leo form a labor union.

____d) The EEOC will explain Title VII coverage to the work group.

____e) The EEOC will pay the costs for Leo to file a civil suit against the employer.

7. Larry, a 62 year old, has just been offered a full time job as merchandise representative for a large firm. He is not offered an opportunity to participate in the pension plan. Can he sue under the ADEA?

____a) No. The ADEA doesnít cover age discrimination.

____b) Yes. He has a clear violation of age protection.

____c) No. As long as the cost of benefits is the same for him as for younger employees, the organization is in compliance with the law.

____d) Yes. Pension plans are required for all U.S. employees.

____e) No. Pension plans are no longer offered to employees.

8. Which of the following is not true regarding HRM outside the United States?

____a) Canadian laws pertaining to HRM practices closely parallel those in the United States.

____b) Infractions to the Mexican Federal Labor Law are subject to severe penalties, including criminal action.

____c) In Australia, a very small percentage of the workforce is unionized.

____d) Australiaís discrimination laws were not enacted until the 1980s.

____e) In Germany, legislation requires companies to practice representative participation.

9. Nineteenth-century common law permitted employers to discipline or discharge employees at their discretion. This concept is the basis for

____a) the employment-at-will doctrine.

____b) the hot stove policy.

____c) property rights.

____d) employee surveillance.

____e) labor arbitration.

10. The goal of recruiting is to give enough information about the job to attract a large nu

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