CBA_Midterm_2009_02_key

CBA_Midterm_2009_02_key - HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT BUSHRM...

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HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT BUSHRM 1050 Midterm Examination Spring 2009 (09-2) 1. The fundamental difference between defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans is that: a. the former must be provided to employees by law, while the latter are totally voluntary programs b. the former are funded entirely by the company, while the latter require matching contributions from employees c. the former are regulated by ERISA, while the latter are regulated by the Social Security Act d. the former promise to distribute a specific level of retirement income to plan members, while the latter promise to set aside monies to fund retirement benefit if certain conditions are met 2. Employers generally can regulate _________________ of on-duty employees’ pro-union conversations. a. the place, but not the time, b. the time, but not the place c. the time and the place d. neither the time nor the place 3. The primary objective of restructuring the HRM function into a centers-of-excellence mode is to: a. concentrate operations to achieve economics-of-scale in processing routine transactions b. ensure capability mapping will utilize HRM-related data c. concentrate expertise to promote more effective internal consulting on HRM-related matters d. none of the above. 4. During collective bargaining, union Z demands that the employer alter its distribution channel strategy to capitalize on the growing trend of direct sales over the Internet. Union leaders assert that the economic and job security of its members are threatened by the firm’s lack of sophistication in e-commerce, a competency that its major rivals are implementing aggressively. This demand would be classified as a _____________ subject of bargaining. a. mandatory b. bad faith c. permissive d. illegal 5. Assume that the employer refused to discuss the union’s demand in the above question. In response, the union would have the legal right to: a. strike b. picket c. boycott d. all of the above e. none of the above
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6. Which of the following best describes the way that information technology is being used in the generation and delivery of HR services? a. applications have been developed and implemented for HR-staff as end users b. applications have been developed and implemented for HR’s internal customers as end users c. a and b d. none of the above 7. To qualify for an NLRB-supervised election, the union must show that at least ___ percent of the group it is trying to represent has signed authorization cards. a. 30 b. 51 c. 66 2/3 d. 100 8. Which of the following is least likely to raise legal concerns about “reverse discrimination”? a. private firm voluntarily chooses to implement an affirmative action plan b. federal contractor voluntarily chooses to implement an affirmative action plan c. private firm voluntarily practices equal employment opportunity d. federal contractor voluntarily practices equal employment opportunity 9. Right-to-sue letters may be issued when the: a. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission fails to obtain an out-of-court settlement after
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