The HR I.Q. Test: May ’13

1.  How many hours does the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) consider “full-time” employment?

a. 35

b. 40

c. Employers determine “full time” status, not the FLSA

2.  A California company recently lost a $1 million overtime lawsuit due to unusually long lines in which employees waited at:

Difficult People D

a. The time clock

b. The entrance to the parking lot

c. The HR department’s door

3.  Since March, employers have been required to post an updated poster that explains employees rights under what law?

a. National Labor Relations Act

b. Fair Labor Standards Act

c. Family and Medical Leave Act

4.  By Dec. 1, 2013, OSHA says certain covered employers must train their employees on:

a. New texting-while-driving employer guidelines

b. New chemical labeling rules

c. New electrical wiring regulations

5.  Romantic relationships between co-workers can trigger legal issues. What percentage of U.S. employees say they’ve been involved with a co-worker romantically?

a. 16%     

b. 37%     

c. 51%

6.  A recent Wall Street Journal story says recruiters and applicants are increasingly using what service to post and seek jobs?

a. Twitter     

b. Instagram     

c. eBay


Sources: 1. Department of Labor; 2. The HR Specialist; 3.; 4.; 5. survey; 6. The Wall Street Journal.

Answers: 1.  c  2.  a  3.  c  4. b  5.  b  6.  a