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The HR I.Q. Test: February ’09

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1. The ultimate impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) amendments that took effect Jan. 1 will mean:

    a. More employees will be considered “disabled” and, thus, eligible for work accommodations.
    b. Fewer employees will be considered “disabled” and, thus, eligible for work accommodations.
    c. Less paperwork for employers.

2. What’s the percentage of U.S. workers who admit they don’t pay attention to benefits changes at their companies?

    a. 12%    b. 23%    c. 46%

3. The number of Americans working part time compared with a year ago has:

    a. Decreased by 40% because fewer jobs are available
    b. Stayed the same
    c. Increased by 62% because more full-timers are being dropped to part time

4. Which of these provisions is not included in the new FMLA regulations, which took effect Jan. 16:

    a. Employers can now directly contact an employee’s doctor to clarify information on the FMLA certification form.
    b. Employees can take up to 26 weeks of FMLA to care for family members injured on active military duty.
    c. Employers can use “best judgment” to decide when employees have an FMLA-qualifying serious health condition.

5.  What percentage of HR professionals say their organizations will likely reduce planned investments in HR services in 2009?

    a. 33%    b. 62%    c. 79%

Sources: 1.    2. survey  3. U.S. Department of Labor  4.   5. Mercer Consulting survey
Answers:   1. A    2. B   3. C   4. C   5. B 


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