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1. The FMLA currently applies to employers with 50 or more workers. President-elect Obama is advocating reducing that number to:
a. 1
b. 10
c. 25

2. The top two challenges that U.S. supervisors say they face in coaching their employees:

a. Don’t feel they have the right answers; takes too long
b. Not comfortable with coaching; takes too long
c. Don’t see direct results of coaching; not sure where to start
3. Percentage of employers saying they will downgrade or cancel their holiday parties due to the economic crisis:
a. 14%
b. 37%
c. 64%


4. Percentage of organizations that offer cell phones to executives as perks:
a. 36%
b. 60%
c. 81%
5. More than 40% of employees under age 34 say they feel micromanaged by their boss at least occasionally. How many older workers (55 and above) feel micromanaged?
a. 53%
b. 39%
c. 27%
6. New presidents often act quickly on workplace law changes. What new law did President Clinton sign within two weeks of his inauguration?
c. Minimum wage increase
ANSWERS:  1. C    2. A    3. B    4. B    5. C    6. B
Sources: 1. Obama for America campaign; 2. BlessingWhite survey; 3. Watson Wyatt survey; 4. Compdata survey; 5. BlessingWhite survey; 6. DOL.


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