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Achieve Success in the HRCI SPHR Exam: A Detailed Senior Professional in Human Resources Guide

Questions 151

An employee with a bachelor's degree, an employee who speaks English as a second language, and an individual over the age of 40 are all examples of what?

Options:

A.

A diverse work group

B.

Effective knowledge management programs

C.

Non-discriminatory hiring practices

D.

Protected class groups

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Questions 152

A union philosophy statement may have all of the following except which?

Options:

A.

A statement of the company's desire to remain union free

B.

A promise of extended benefits if the company remains union free

C.

A description of what a union cannot do for the employees

D.

Factual statements about the disadvantages of unions in the labor/management relationship

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Questions 153

“When the workplace is permeated with discriminatory intimidation, ridicule and insult that is sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter the conditions of the victim's employment and create an abusive working environment, Title VII is violated.” This is a statement made with regard to which of the following sexual-harassment court cases?

Options:

A.

Harris v. Forklift Systems, Inc.

B.

Faragher v. City of Boca Raton

C.

Burlington Industries v. Ellerth

D.

Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services

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Questions 154

Which of the following Acts provides benefits to coal miners?

Options:

A.

Black Lung Benefits Act

B.

Federal Employees Compensation Act

C.

Occupational Safety and Health Act

D.

Sarbanes-Oxley Act

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Questions 155

The Federal Insurance Contributions Act requires employers to do which of the following?

Options:

A.

Provide health insurance for all employees

B.

Contribute to a defined-benefit plan

C.

Contribute to a deferred-compensation plan

D.

Withhold Social Security tax from pay

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Questions 156

Which of the following is a legal term that describes an action that injures someone?

Options:

A.

Tort

B.

Temp-to-perm

C.

Total Quality Management (TQM)

D.

TIPS

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Questions 157

The union rep has requested copies of all the incident reports filed during the last year. You are required to do what?

Options:

A.

Furnish copies within 15 calendar days but only of the -Tell Us About the Case " section

B.

Furnish the copies by the end of the next business day

C.

Furnish copies of the -Tell Us About the Case " section within 7 calendar days

D.

Furnish the copies by the end of the day

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Questions 158

Which of the following is not a sign of union organizing activity by employees?

Options:

A.

An increase in requests for copies of the employee handbook

B.

The use of union terms at an all-employee meeting

C.

An increase in employee groupings in the parking lot

D.

An employee complaining of harassment by a co-worker

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Questions 159

A supervisor has called an employee in for an interview about an inventory shortage. When the supervisor begins asking questions, the employee invokes his Weingarten rights. The supervisor has the option to do which of the following?

Options:

A.

Discontinue the interview, and make the determination based on other evidence and documentation.

B.

Continue the interview while waiting for a co-worker to return from lunch.

C.

Stop the discussion while the employee calls an attorney.

D.

Stop the discussion until the shop steward is available upon return from vacation in 4 days.

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Questions 160

Employers are required to provide a portable retirement plan to employees based on which of the following?

Options:

A.

Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

B.

Retirement benefits are not required by federal law.

C.

Older Worker Benefit Protection Act.

D.

Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act.

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Questions 161

An employee has resigned. During the exit interview, the employee tells HR that the reason for the resignation is that for the last 3 months the supervisor has been hostile, refused to provide instructions on work assignments, given the employee all the most unpleasant tasks in the department, and verbally reprimanded the employee in front of co-workers and customers. The employee may have a cause of legal action based on which of the following?

Options:

A.

Fraudulent misrepresentation

B.

The employer's duty of good faith and fair dealing

C.

Constructive discharge

D.

Promissory estoppel

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Questions 162

Which of the following processes is taken to reduce the risk?

Options:

A.

Risk acceptance

B.

Risk transfer

C.

Risk avoidance

D.

Risk mitigation

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Questions 163

Which of the following is illegal except in the construction industry?

Options:

A.

Union shop clause

B.

Closed shop clause

C.

Agency shop clause

D.

Common shop clause

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Questions 164

Employee pension rights are protected by which of the following acts or regulations?

Options:

A.

The Sherman Antitrust Act

B.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Act

C.

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

D.

Executive Order 11246

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Questions 165

Which of the following has established standards for personal protective equipment (PPE)?

Options:

A.

Drug-Free Workplace Act

B.

Mine Safety and Health Act (MSHA)

C.

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

D.

Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)

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