1. The “Save American Workers Act” passed by the House last month would:
a. Allow private employers to offer comp time to their workers
b. Redefine a full-time job as averaging 40 hours per week (not 30) for Affordable Care Act purposes
c. Make it unlawful to terminate employees during the holiday season.
2. “HR specialist” ranks second behind registered nurses on the list of highest hourly pay rates for temporary employees. What is the average pay for HR temps?
3. On average, working women earn 77 cents for every dollar men earn. Where do women earn the most (and least), compared with men:
a. Most: Washington, D.C.; Least: Alabama
b. Most: New York; Least: West Virginia
c. Most: Vermont; Least: Utah
4. The salary threshold for overtime exemptions (currently $455, see page 5) has been updated how many times in the past 40 years:
b. Twice (1975 and 2004)
c. Four times (once each decade)
5. Good news for employers: A new DOL proposal calls for:
a. New restrictions on when employees can take
b. Simpler explanations of retirement-plan fees from plan providers
c. Longer hours that teens can work during the summer
Sources: 1. The HR Weekly; 2. CareerBuilder.com survey; 3. American Association of University Women study; 4. TheHRSpecialist.com; 5. U.S. Department of Labor.
Answers: 1. b 2. c 3. a 4. b 5. b
- How to Fire an Employee the Legal Way: 6 Termination Guidelines
- Health care: Start preparing now for new mental health parity rules
- The HR I.Q. Test: December '08
- Want to 'fire' your way out of problems with troublesome employees? Think again
- Fake sick days on the rise, but Facebook is helping spot fibbers