Quiz Chapter 18

  • Question 1

4 out of 4 points

What is one reason that firms partner with communities to increase economic development?
Selected Answer:  

To develop workplace skills.

Correct Answer:  

To develop workplace skills.

 

Response Feedback: Correct
  • Question 2

4 out of 4 points

Another term for corporate giving is corporate:
Selected Answer:  

Philanthropy.

Correct Answer:  

Philanthropy.

 

Response Feedback: Correct
  • Question 3

4 out of 4 points

Business depends on the community for:
Selected Answer:  

All of these answers are correct.

Correct Answer:  

All of these answers are correct.

 

Response Feedback: Correct
  • Question 4

0 out of 4 points

How do companies encourage their employees to volunteer their time?
Selected Answer:  

By sponsoring specific projects.

Correct Answer:  

All of these answers are correct.

 

Response Feedback: Incorrect
  • Question 5

4 out of 4 points

What is the primary goal of a community relations department?
Selected Answer:  

To build relationships with important community groups.

Correct Answer:  

To build relationships with important community groups.

 

Response Feedback: Correct
  • Question 6

4 out of 4 points

Minority enterprises often do business in locations with:
Selected Answer:  

Low-quality public services.

Correct Answer:  

Low-quality public services.

 

Response Feedback: Correct
  • Question 7

4 out of 4 points

Minority, women, and disabled veteran-owned firms are accurately described by which of these?
Selected Answer:  

They often partner with larger firms in a diversity supplier role.

Correct Answer:  

They often partner with larger firms in a diversity supplier role.

 

Response Feedback: Correct
  • Question 8

4 out of 4 points

A good way for a business to express its commitment to corporate citizenship is:
Selected Answer:  

All of these answers are correct.

Correct Answer:  

All of these answers are correct.

 

Response Feedback: Correct
  • Question 9

4 out of 4 points

In 2017, the smallest source of philanthropic contributions in the United States came from which organization?
Selected Answer:  

Corporations.

Correct Answer:  

Corporations.

 

Response Feedback: Correct
  • Question 10

4 out of 4 points

Which industry gives the most in-kind contributions?
Selected Answer:  

Pharmaceutical companies.

Correct Answer:  

Pharmaceutical companies.

 

Response Feedback: Correct

 

Quiz Chapter 16

  • Question 1

    4 out of 4 points

    One argument in favor of affirmative action is:
    Selected Answer:
    Correct

    It levels the playing field to correct past discriminatory hiring practices.
    Correct Answer:
    Correct

    Response Feedback:
    Correct
  • Question 2

    4 out of 4 points

    When women and minorities are highly competent but are unable to attain executive positions, this is typically called:
    Selected Answer:
    Correct

    Glass ceiling.
    Correct Answer:
    Correct

    Response Feedback:
    Correct
  • Question 3

    4 out of 4 points

    Many executives believe that a diverse workforce boosts innovation because:
    Selected Answer:
    Correct

    Many unique perspectives contribute to a better solution.
    Correct Answer:
    Correct

    Response Feedback:
    Correct
  • Question 4

    4 out of 4 points

    One action a company can take to effectively manage diversity and inclusion is:
    Selected Answer:
    Correct

    Set up a diversity council to monitor the company’s goals.
    Correct Answer:
    Correct

    Response Feedback:
    Correct
  • Question 5

    4 out of 4 points

    Racial harassment is illegal under:
    Selected Answer:
    Correct

    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
    Correct Answer:
    Correct

    Response Feedback:
    Correct
  • Question 6

    0 out of 4 points

    An argument against affirmative action is:
    Selected Answer:
    Incorrect

    It costs American businesses too much money.
    Correct Answer:
    Correct

    Response Feedback:
    Incorrect
  • Question 7

    4 out of 4 points

    Government rules on equal treatment of employees include:
    Selected Answer:
    Correct

    Government contractors must have written positive affirmative action plans to overcome the past and present effects of discrimination in their work force.
    Correct Answer:
    Correct

    Response Feedback:
    Correct
  • Question 8

    4 out of 4 points

    Which law eliminated certain time restrictions for filing pay discrimination lawsuits?
    Selected Answer:
    Correct

    Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009.
    Correct Answer:
    Correct

    Response Feedback:
    Correct
  • Question 9

    4 out of 4 points

    Variation in the important human characteristics that distinguish people from one another is called:
    Selected Answer:
    Correct

    Diversity.
    Correct Answer:
    Correct

    Response Feedback:
    Correct
  • Question 10

    4 out of 4 points

    In 2015, more than 50 percent of minority-owned businesses were owned by:
    Selected Answer:
    Correct

    Asian Americans.
    Correct Answer:
    Correct

    Response Feedback:
    Correct

Quiz Chapters 14 and 15

  • Question 1

    4 out of 4 points

    This U.S. agency enforces the laws prohibiting deceptive advertising:
    Selected Answer:
    Correct

    Federal Trade Commission.
    Correct Answer:
    Correct

    Response Feedback:
    Correct
  • Question 2

    4 out of 4 points

    Rules in the United States that prohibit competitors from secretly dividing up the market amongst themselves are called:
    Selected Answer:
    Correct

    Antitrust laws.
    Correct Answer:
    Correct

    Response Feedback:
    Correct
  • Question 3

    4 out of 4 points

    The act that requires lenders to inform borrowers of the annual rate of interest to be charged, plus related fees and services charges is called:
    Selected Answer:
    Correct

    The Truth in Lending Act.
    Correct Answer:
    Correct

    Response Feedback:
    Correct
  • Question 4

    4 out of 4 points

    According to the U.S. Department of Labor, some of the most dangerous jobs include:
    Selected Answer:
    Correct

    Police, fire fighters, prison guards.
    Correct Answer:
    Correct

    Response Feedback:
    Correct
  • Question 5

    4 out of 4 points

    States that have adopted right-to-work laws:
    Selected Answer:
    Correct

    Prevent unions from requiring all workers they represent to pay fees or dues.
    Correct Answer:
    Correct

    Response Feedback:
    Correct
  • Question 6

    4 out of 4 points

    Romantic relationships in the workplace are described by which statement?
    Selected Answer:
    Correct

    Many companies allow managers to become romantically involved with subordinates, so long as they do not supervise them directly.
    Correct Answer:
    Correct

    Response Feedback:
    Correct
  • Question 7

    4 out of 4 points

    One important aspect of the new social contract regarding fixed pension benefits is:
    Selected Answer:
    Correct

    Fixed pensions have been reduced in the U.S. by around 90 percent.
    Correct Answer:
    Correct

    Response Feedback:
    Correct
  • Question 8

    4 out of 4 points

    The Sarbanes-Oxley Act makes it illegal for employers to:
    Selected Answer:
    Correct

    Retaliate against whistle-blowers who report information that could have an impact on the value of a company’s shares.
    Correct Answer:
    Correct

    Response Feedback:
    Correct
  • Question 9

    4 out of 4 points

    The Occupational Safety and Health Act gives workers the right to a job:
    Selected Answer:
    Correct

    That is free from recognized hazards that are likely to cause death or serious injury.
    Correct Answer:
    Correct

    Response Feedback:
    Correct
  • Question 10

    4 out of 4 points

    Businesses can reduce income inequality by which action?
    Selected Answer:
    Correct

    Commit to paying a living wage to all employees.
    Correct Answer:
    Correct

    Response Feedback:
    Correct

Final Project

The purpose of the Final Project is to demonstrate an understanding of the concepts contained in this course.  Please read the information contained below carefully. Be sure to provide complete responses to receive maximum credit. Use and include information from the course module content and outside sources to support the information contained in the project. All sources should be cited in proper APA format (in-text citations and a reference list). Be cognizant of spelling, punctuation, and grammar. If you have any questions, please reach out to your instructor for clarification.

ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

Part One:

Prepare a written plan containing the following information:
1.    INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPH.  Write an introductory paragraph with a thesis sentence.
2.    BODY – PART 1: HYPOTHETICAL COMPANY. Create a hypothetical company. Describe the company: name, purpose, location, size, etc.  Also, include any other important information pertaining to the company.

3.    BODY – PART 2: LEGAL LIABILITY #1.

  • Choose one employment-related legal liability (ie: discrimination, harassment, etc.) pertaining to this company that we have discussed this term and describe how and why it is a concern for your hypothetical company;
  • Discuss what can be done to avoid or reduce the company’s risk with regard to this legal liability; and
  • Describe what can be done after an incident involving this legal liability arises to mitigate (reduce) the damage (cost) to the company.

4.    BODY – PART 3: LEGAL LIABILITY #2.

  • Choose one employment-related legal liability (ie: discrimination, harassment, etc.) pertaining to this company that we have discussed this term and describe how and why it is a concern for your hypothetical company;
  • Discuss what can be done to avoid or reduce the company’s risk with regard to this legal liability; and
  • Describe what can be done after an incident involving this legal liability arises to mitigate (reduce) the damage (cost) to the company.

5.    BODY – PART 4: LEGAL LIABILITY #3.

  • Choose one employment-related legal liability (ie: discrimination, harassment, etc.) pertaining to this company that we have discussed this term and describe how and why it is a concern for your hypothetical company;
  • Discuss what can be done to avoid or reduce the company’s risk with regard to this legal liability; and
  • Describe what can be done after an incident involving this legal liability arises to mitigate (reduce) the damage (cost) to the company.

6.  CONCLUSION. Write a conclusion paragraph briefly summarizing the points made in the plan.

Part Two:

Prepare a presentation with the following information:

For the presentation, you will utilize presentation software of your choice (PowerPoint, Prezi, etc.) to create a digital slide show discussing the information contained in the Final Portfolio.

Bullet points are preferred– only essential language should exist on the slides. Illustrations or other demonstratives may be inserted on the slides as well.

Be cognizant of grammar, spelling, and punctuation.  In addition, APA requires you to:

1) paraphrase;

2) include properly formatted APA in-text citations; and

3) include a properly formatted APA reference list.

The following describes how the slides of the presentation are to be organized – each section corresponds to the stated section from the written plan:

1.    TITLE SLIDE.  Be sure to include your name and the class designation on the initial slide.  This slide is not numbered to avoid confusion.
2.    SLIDE 1:  Introduction.
3.    SLIDE 2:  Description of Company.
4.    SLIDE 3:   Legal Liability #1 (describe; steps to avoid; steps to mitigate)
5.    SLIDE 4:   Legal Liability #2 (describe; steps to avoid; steps to mitigate)
6.    SLIDE 5:   Legal Liability #3 (describe; steps to avoid; steps to mitigate)
7.    SLIDE 6:   Conclusion
8.    SLIDE 7:   References

Be sure to review the scoring rubric prior to submitting your assignment.

Submit your Part 1 of the Final Project to this assignment folder no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT. (This folder may be linked to Turnitin.) 

Submit Part 2 of the Final Project at the scheduled presentation time provided by your instructor.

Discussion Board 8

Current Issues in Human Resources

Locate an article describing a current event (within the last year) that involves one of the employment law issues discussed in this course.
1)    Describe the contents of the article and the applicable current event.
2)    Describe the employment law issue addressed in the article.
3)    Discuss why this employment law issue continues to be important to companies today.

Post your initial response to the discussion question no later than Thursday at 11:59 PM EST/EDT.

If you are posting your initial response, click the Start a New Thread button.
If you are responding, click the Reply to Thread button for the thread you wish to respond to.

Respond to at least two of your classmates no later than Sunday at 11:59 PM EST/EDT

Practical Assignment 7

Worker’s Compensation

This is the practical assignment where you will practice skills related to employment law that will translate into real-life skills that will be utilized in your career as a human resources specialist.

For Module 7, your assignment is as follows:

As the HR specialist for a large technology company, your next task is as follows:
1.    Review the following fact pattern:

Eva, an IT employee, was driving a company car headed to a supplier to pick up computer parts to repair a downed server. On her way to the supplier, her car was struck from behind by another vehicle whose driver was texting. Eva suffered a concussion, back and neck injuries, and broken ribs. She was taken to a local hospital after the accident and has been recovering at home for the past month.

2.   Prepare a Memorandum:

a.    outlining the steps to be taken in evaluating the worker’s injury and the company’s responsibility under the applicable workers’ compensation laws; and
b.    addressing steps that should be taken in the future to avoid or reduce the company’s legal liability in this regard.

 

Be sure to review the scoring rubric prior to submitting your assignment. Please submit Practical Assignment 7 as one Word document to this assignment folder no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT. (This folder may be linked to Turnitin.)

Discussion Board 7

Safe and Healthy Workplaces

What responsibilities do the employer and the employee have in making sure the workplace is safe and healthy?

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA) was designed to set forth a standard that would provide for the safety and health of employees while on the job. Employers are required to provide a place of employment free from occupational hazards. Employees must follow the rules and regulations established to promote their safety and use equipment designed to ensure their safety. Suppose a fellow employee working near you ignored safety regulations and was injured. Others who witnessed this act have decided to say that the employee did not ignore the safety rules in order for him to receive benefits. Cite one or more Internet sources in your initial response.

Should you report him to your supervisor and provide information that may incriminate the injured worker and cause him to lose benefits?

Post your initial response to the discussion question no later than Thursday at 11:59 PM EST/EDT.

If you are posting your initial response, click the Start a New Thread button.
If you are responding, click the Reply to Thread button for the thread you wish to respond to.

Respond to at least two of your classmates no later than Sunday at 11:59 PM EST/EDT.

Practical Assignment 6

Age Discrimination

This is the practical assignment where you will practice skills related to employment law that will translate into real-life skills that will be utilized in your career as a human resources specialist.

For Module 6, your assignment is as follows:

As the HR specialist for a large technology company, your next task is to complete a memorandum:

1) Creating a new company policy pertaining to age discrimination that complies with all applicable laws;
2) Discussing potential employee training that can be enacted to help avoid or reduce any company legal liability associated with age discrimination; and
3) Addressing steps that should be taken in the event a complaint is received pertaining to age discrimination.

Be sure to review the scoring rubric prior to submitting your assignment. Please submit Practical Assignment 6 as one Word document to this assignment folder no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT. (This folder may be linked to Turnitin.)

Discussion Board 6

Age and Disability Discrimination

At what age should workers be requested to stop working?

Many people still feel that 65 is a good retirement age; others argue for 70. Even others argue that there should be no age restrictions on working. What do you think? As many people grow older, they become more interested in keeping busy through work. Some employers fear a loss of productivity from older workers. A few are fearful that older workers using machinery may be a danger to themselves as well as customers and other employees.

Are there any additional laws or guidelines that can be created to increase the protection of employees against further acts of discrimination?

Post your initial response to the discussion question no later than Thursday at 11:59 PM EST/EDT.

If you are posting your initial response, click the Start a New Thread button.
If you are responding, click the Reply to Thread button for the thread you wish to respond to.

Respond to at least two of your classmates no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT.

Practical Assignment 5

Religious Beliefs

This is the practical assignment where you will practice skills related to employment law that will translate into real-life skills that will be utilized in your career as a human resources specialist.

For Module 5, your assignment is as follows:

As the HR specialist for a large technology company, your next task is to complete a memorandum analyzing the following scenario:

Sofoklis Eliopoulos is employed in the shipping and receiving department of your company. His religion requires him to pray at noon each day. A major shipment of tech supplies arrives one day, and Sofoklis is told to work through his break at lunch. He refuses to do so and goes on break to pray. His supervisor informs Sofoklis that he must work through his lunch break and pray at a different time when major shipments arrive that have to be unloaded immediately. Sofoklis resigns and files a claim with the EEOC.

Write a memorandum addressing the following:

1) What the employer’s duty is in this situation?
2) Whether the employee’s situation falls under the definition of religious practice (i.e., whether it requires the employer to reasonably accommodate said religious belief).
3) If the religious belief requires an accommodation, does the accommodation create an undue burden on the employer?
4) If the accommodation does not create an undue burden, what accommodation should be implemented?
5) What additional steps should be taken to help the company avoid or reduce legal liability concerning religious discrimination?

Be sure to review the scoring rubric prior to submitting your assignment. Please submit Practical Assignment 5 as one Word document to this assignment folder no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT. (This folder may be linked to Turnitin.)