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The HR I.Q. Test: October ’11

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1. By Jan. 31, 2012 employers must display a new workplace poster notifying employees of their right to:

a. Take “reasonable” rest and meal breaks

b. Form or join a union

c. Be paid at 1.5 times the minimum wage if they work in “dangerous” jobs

2. What percentage of U.S. employees mostly worked by telecommuting from their homes last year?

a. 2.3%

b. 5.4%

c. 8.1%

3. Which of the following issues do HR professionals say cause the biggest problems in their ­organizations?

a. FMLA administration

b. Interpersonal conflicts

c. Wage-and-hour issues

4. A blanket “no beard” policy has been successfully challenged as a violation of which federal ­discrimination laws?

a. Religious discrimination

b. Race discrimination

c. Both a and b

5. A payroll manager for the San ­Francisco Giants was arrested for embezzling $1.5 million from the baseball team. She originally claimed her “big bonus” was awarded for:

a. Cutting costs on operational ­overhead

b. Identifying savings in the employee health plan

c. Her “outstanding contributions” to helping the team win the World Series


Sources: 1. NLRB.gov; 2. Telework Research Network survey; 3. theHRSpecialist.com poll; 4. EEOC; 5. SFGiants.com.

Answers: 1. b   2.a   3. b   4. c   5. c

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