Type of authority

Subject: Business    / Management


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Question 1. 1. TCO 1: Bob hires Johnny to sell newspapers. Bob tells Johnny to sell the newspapers for $1.00 each. Bob has given Johnny what type of authority: (Points : 5)

Implied Authority.

Apparent Authority.

Disciplinary Authority.

Express Authority.

Question 2. 2. TCO 1: The SILK factors assist in determining whether a person is: (Points : 5)

an employee or an employer

taxed using the alternative minimum tax formula

an employee or an individual contractor

wearing proper business casual clothing.

Question 3. 3. TCO 1: Which of the following is a duty of an employer to his or her employee? (Points : 5)

Duty of Trustworthiness.

Duty to Provide good food in the cafeteria.

Duty to Account.

Duty to Compensate.

Question 4. 4. TCO 2 & 3: The Family and Medical Leave Act requires employers to provide employees with: (Points : 5)

12 weeks of paid leave.

12 weeks of unpaid leave.

24 weeks of paid leave.

24 weeks of unpaid leave.

Question 5. 5. TCO 2 & 3. Julia Rissotti was hired as an X-Ray tech by Biomedical Clinic Services, Inc. Her job as X-Ray tech subjects her to repeated exposure to radiation, and she is required to keep track of the exposure to ensure she is not over-exposed. Julia gets pregnant and her boss is concerned that the repeat exposure could be bad for the baby. Her boss offers to move Julia to another department during her pregnancy and assures her that her pay and seniority will not be impacted, and Julia refuses to move. Her boss insists, and forces Julia to move to the receptionist position (same pay, benefits) and gives her an additional week of vacation to sweeten the situation. Julia has been: (Points : 5)

given a great deal and should be happy she has such a great boss. She can’t sue for any grounds.

treated like any other employee with a need for an accomodation due to a temporary disability.

legally accomodated for a disability.

illegally discriminated against under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.

illegally discriminated against under Title VII, sex based classification discrimination.

Question 6. 6. TCO 2 & 3: The bona fide occupational qualification defense (BFOQ) operates as a defense to discrimination suits based on religion, national origin, gender and: (Points : 5)




sexual orientation.

Question 7. 7. TCOs 2 & 3: Sexual harassment encompasses which of the following types of conduct? (Points : 5)

Requests for sexual favors.

Distribution of material of a sexual nature.

Comments or jokes of a sexual nature.

All of the above can be considered sexual harassment.

Question 8. 8. TCO 2 & 3:The ADEA prohibits discrimination against employee and applicants for employment who are age: (Points : 5)

35 and older.

40 and older.

50 and older.

60 older.

Question 9. 9. TCOs 2 & 3: Title VII’s prohibition against discrimination on the basis of race makes unlawful discrimination against which of the following groups? (Points : 5)

African-Americans and Asians.

African-Americans, Hispanics and Asians.

African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians and American Indians.

African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, American Indians and Caucasians.

Question 10. 10. TCO 2 & 3: The Americans with Disabilities Act applies to employers who employ: (Points : 5)

10 or more employees.

15 or more employees.

20 or more employees.

25 or more employees.

Question 11. 11. TCO 2 & 3: Discrimination on the basis of national origin is prohibited by: (Points : 5)

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Immigration Control and Reform Act.

The Unauthorized Aliens Act.

None of the above.

Question 12. 12. TCO 4: Which law requires employers to obtain permission before hiring a third party to conduct a back ground check of an applicant? (Points : 5)

Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Title VII.

Fair Employment Act.

Equal Pay Act.

Question 13. 13. TCO 4: Employees of private companies have their privacy rights protected by: (Points : 5)

the Privacy Act of 1974.

Title VII.

Fair Employment Practices Act.

Federal Employees Act.

None of the above.

Question 14. 14. TCO 5: The Norris-LaGuardia Act provided for each of the following except: (Points : 5)

injunctions could not be used to prohibit any person from participating in a labor dispute.

labor unions could provide relief funds to strikers.

yellow dog contracts were directly outlawed.

collective bargaining was endorsed as a matter of public policy.

Question 15. 15. TCO 5: The Employees Association Labor Union believes that ACME Co. has engaged in unfair labor practices and should file a complaint with: (Points : 5)





Question 16. 16. TCO 6: If OSHA decides to impose fines or penalties against an employer, that employer may appeal to: (Points : 5)

the president.


the courts.


Question 17. 17. TCO 6: In order to protect employees who may be injured on the job, most states require employers to maintain: (Points : 5)

General liability insurance.

Pension insurance.

Safety insurance.

Workers compensation insurance.

Question 18. 18. TCO 6: The research arm of OSHA is known as: (Points : 5)





Question 19. 19. TCO 7: Under FLSA, a child under the age of 14 may be allowed to work for which of the following with court approval? (Points : 5)

A nature preserve.

A manufacturing plant.

A professional soccer team.

A fast food restaurant.

Question 20. 20. TCO 7: The Equal Pay Act allows employers to pay different pay based on: (Points : 5)




all of the above

Question 21. 21. TCO 8: Each week I contribute a portion of my salary to my employer’s 401k plan and that contribution is matched by my employer. This type of retirement plan is referred to as a: (Points : 5)

defined benefit plan.

defined pension plan.

defined enrollment plan.

defined contribution plan.

Question 22. 22. TCO 9: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 prohibits discrimination against: (Points : 5)

Illegal aliens.

US Citizens.

Legal Reformers.

Legal aliens.

Question 23. 23. TCO 9: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 applies to employers with: (Points : 5)

4 or more employees.

5 or more employees.

10 or more employees.

15 or more employees.

Question 24. 24. TCO 9: Employment discrimination against individuals who are not United States citizens, but who have a resident alien card is prohibited by: (Points : 5)

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

the Resident Alien Act.

the Equal Opportunity Act.

25. TCO 4: What are the exceptions to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act that allow employers to intercept employees e-mail messages? (Points : 10)

Question 26. 26. TCO 5: Andreas is offered a new position, but is required by his employer to sign an agreement stating that he will not join a union or engage in union activity as a condition of employment. Andreas is not interested in joining a union and so he voluntarily signs the agreement. Is this legal? (Points : 10)

Question 27. 27. TCOs 7 and 8: What is the PBGC and what is its purpose? (Points : 10)

Question 28. 28. TCOs 2 and 3: Meredith Jones, age 42, was fired from her position as an administrative assistant. She was replaced a week later by a 25-year old. Meredith did nothing about her firing for 2 ½ years and then decided to sue for age discrimination. Will she be successful? Why or why not? (Points : 15)

Question 29. 29. TCOs 2 and 3: Our Lady of Good Council Catholic Church wants to hire a receptionist for its church office. It posts a position announcement in its weekly newsletter about the position, and notes that only Catholics need apply. Can Our Lady of Good Council Catholic Church refuse to hire someone because they are not of the Catholic faith? (Points : 15)

Question 30. 30. TCO 4: Eddie employee witnesses ACME Co. management dumping toxic waste into a stream near the ACME Co. facility. Eddie contacts the Environmental Protection Agency and reports what he saw. The EPA investigates and fines ACME Co. for the toxic release. ACME’s president terminates Eddie after learning that Eddie had report the release to the EPA. Could Eddie successfully sue ACME for wrongful discharge? If so, under what theory? (Points : 15)

Question 31. 31. TCO 7: Cecilia is a 14-year old freshman at United High School. She works from 2pm to 10pm three days a week. In order to get to work on time she leaves school early missing her last class. Her last class rotates each day so no one really notices. Is this permissible? Explain what law either allow or prohibits this behavior, and why. (Points : 15)

Question 32. 32. TCO 8: Who is a qualifying beneficiary under COBRA? (Points : 15)

Question 33. 33. TCO 9: Franklin Bercholtz applied for a position at the AMCE Bank. While waiting for an interview, Ms. Goldstein, an interviewee, made a negative comment about Germans while Franklin was waiting to be interviewed. Franklin was denied employment even though he was highly qualified for the position. Franklin was told he might have a case of nation origin discrimination. What is the 4-step test for national origin discrimination? (Points : 15)