PHR – Employee and Labor Relations Test

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Which of the following administers the provisions of the various executive orders that fall under the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978?

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The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) administers the provisions of the various executive orders that fall under the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978.

Flextime is a work schedule that allows which of the following to vary?

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Flextime is a work schedule that requires employees to work an established number of hours per week but allows starting and ending times to vary.

The principle that employers have the right to hire, fire, demote, and promote whomever they choose for any reason is called:

Correct! Wrong!

Employment-at-will is a common-law principle stating that employers have the right to hire, fire, demote, and promote whomever they choose for any reason unless there is a law or contract to the contrary and that employees have the right to quit a job at any time.

Which federal agency is responsible for enforcing antidiscrimination laws and handling charges?

Correct! Wrong!

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a federal agency responsible for enforcing antidiscrimination laws and handling charges.

Which of the following administers the provisions of the various executive orders that fall under the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978?

Correct! Wrong!

The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) administers the provisions of the various executive orders that fall under the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978.

Broadening the scope of a job by expanding the number of different tasks to be performed is called:

Correct! Wrong!

Job enlargement is broadening the scope of a job by expanding the number of different tasks to be performed.

Inevitable disclosure enables an employer to prevent an employee from:

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Inevitable disclosure enables an employer to prevent an employee from taking employment with a competitor when the current employer's trade secrets are likely to be disclosed.

The Sherman Anti-Trust Act regulates concentrations of _______________ power.

Correct! Wrong!

The Sherman Anti-Trust Act curbed concentrations of power that interfered with trade and reduced economic competition. It was directed at large monopolistic employers but applied by courts to labor unions as well.

What type of work schedule compresses a full week's work into fewer than five days?

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Compressed workweek is a work schedule that compresses a full week's work into fewer than five days.

Which agency has the authority to investigate unfair labor practices?

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is the agency that has authority to conduct union representation elections and investigate unfair labor practices.

Which of the following is injuring someone's reputation by making a false and malicious statement?

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Defamation is injuring someone's reputation by making a false and malicious statement. Defamation may be spoken (slander) or written (libel).

What protects employees covered by employment-at-will from being fired for exercising their legal rights even though their employer may not approve?

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The public policy exception applies to the doctrine of employment-at-will holding that employees cannot be fired for fulfilling legal obligations or for exercising legal rights.

Which agency has the authority to investigate unfair labor practices?

Correct! Wrong!

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is the agency that has authority to conduct union representation elections and investigate unfair labor practices.

Union security clauses are designed to protect:

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Union security clauses are provisions in a collective bargaining agreement designed to protect the institutional authority or survival of the union. An example is a clause that makes union membership or payment of dues compulsory for all employees in a bargaining unit.

Which of the following administers the provisions of the various executive orders that fall under the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978?

Correct! Wrong!

The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) administers the provisions of the various executive orders that fall under the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978.

What protects employees covered by employment-at-will from being fired for exercising their legal rights even though their employer may not approve?

Correct! Wrong!

The public policy exception applies to the doctrine of employment-at-will holding that employees cannot be fired for fulfilling legal obligations or for exercising legal rights.

Which federal agency is responsible for enforcing antidiscrimination laws and handling charges?

Correct! Wrong!

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a federal agency responsible for enforcing antidiscrimination laws and handling charges.

Flextime is a work schedule that allows which of the following to vary?

Correct! Wrong!

Flextime is a work schedule that requires employees to work an established number of hours per week but allows starting and ending times to vary.

The Sherman Anti-Trust Act regulates concentrations of _______________ power.

Correct! Wrong!

The Sherman Anti-Trust Act curbed concentrations of power that interfered with trade and reduced economic competition. It was directed at large monopolistic employers but applied by courts to labor unions as well.

The process of sending employees abroad and supporting their ability to adapt to cultural changes while they complete their assignment is called:

Correct! Wrong!

The process of sending employees abroad and supporting their ability to adapt to cultural changes and complete their international assignment is called expatriation.

The principle that employers have the right to hire, fire, demote, and promote whomever they choose for any reason is called:

Correct! Wrong!

Employment-at-will is a common-law principle stating that employers have the right to hire, fire, demote, and promote whomever they choose for any reason unless there is a law or contract to the contrary and that employees have the right to quit a job at any time.

Statutes that prohibit unions from making union membership a condition of employment are know as:

Correct! Wrong!

Right to work refers to statutes that prohibit unions from making union membership a condition of employment.

The Sherman Anti-Trust Act regulates concentrations of _______________ power.

Correct! Wrong!

The Sherman Anti-Trust Act curbed concentrations of power that interfered with trade and reduced economic competition. It was directed at large monopolistic employers but applied by courts to labor unions as well.

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