1. A new study says men consistently rate their performance about 30% higher than what it actually was. Women consistently rate their performance:
a. 10% lower than it actually was
b. Just about exactly what it actually was
c. About 15% higher than it actually was
2. Starting next year, what will employers have to start reporting on employees’ W-2 forms?
a. The employee’s racial category
b. The employee’s immigration status
c. The value of the employee’s health care coverage
3. A new Philadelphia law that took effect in January made it illegal for employers to ask applicants what question?
a. If they’ve been convicted of a crime
b. If they’ve been unemployed for more than a year
c. If they’ve ever received public financial assistance
4. A ruling this year from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) says employers cannot require workers to sign arbitration agreements that:
a. Prevent class-action lawsuits
b. Prevent overtime claims
c. Prevent undocumented workers from participating in a claim
5. Benefit costs make up what percentage of the average U.S. employee’s total compensation?
6. Which was the only type of EEOC job discrimination complaint that decreased from 2010 to 2011?
Sources: 1. Columbia Business School study; 2. IRS; 3. Philadelphia Inquirer; 4. NLRB; 5. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; 6. EEOC.
Answers: 1. c 2. c 3. a 4. a 5. c 6. b