TBCh12f - CHAPTER 12 The Employment Agreement TRUE-FALSE...

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C H A P T E R 1 2 The Employment Agreement T RUE -F ALSE Q UESTIONS 1. Around half the states originally followed the employment-at-will rule. ANSWER: False SKILL LEVEL: AACSB Analytic OBJECTIVE: AICPA Legal 2. A private-sector employee can avoid at-will status by negotiating a contract that provides for a specific term of employment and defines how the contract can be terminated. ANSWER: True SKILL LEVEL: AACSB Analytic OBJECTIVE: AICPA Legal 3. Even if an individual is an at-will employee, in most states the employer is prohibited from discharging the employee for a reason that violates public policy. ANSWER: True SKILL LEVEL: AACSB Analytic OBJECTIVE: AICPA Legal 4. Congress declined to include whistleblower protection in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. ANSWER: False SKILL LEVEL: AACSB Analytic OBJECTIVE: AICPA Legal 5. The majority of states have refused to adopt the doctrine of self-publication to support a cause of action for defamation. ANSWER: True SKILL LEVEL: AACSB Analytic OBJECTIVE: AICPA Legal 6. The ban of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution on unreasonable searches and seizures applies only to governmental activity. ANSWER: False SKILL LEVEL: AACSB Analytic OBJECTIVE: AICPA Legal 7. The right to privacy guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution protects against invasions of privacy by public actors but does not protect against invasions by private actors. ANSWER: True SKILL LEVEL: AACSB Analytic 172
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173 MANAGERS AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OBJECTIVE: AICPA Legal 8. Federal law prohibits drug testing by private employers unless a substantial need for the testing can be shown. ANSWER: False SKILL LEVEL: AACSB Analytic OBJECTIVE: AICPA Legal 9. President Bill Clinton signed an executive order prohibiting the federal government from using genetic testing in hiring or promotion decisions. ANSWER: True SKILL LEVEL: AACSB Analytic OBJECTIVE: AICPA Legal 10. Rights under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act can be waived in advance by the employee. ANSWER: False SKILL LEVEL: AACSB Analytic OBJECTIVE: AICPA Legal 11. Union contracts almost universally require just cause for employee termination. ANSWER: True SKILL LEVEL: AACSB Analytic OBJECTIVE: AICPA Legal 12. States vary in their willingness to enforce noncompete agreements. ANSWER: True SKILL LEVEL: AACSB Analytic OBJECTIVE: AICPA Legal 13. The Employee Polygraph Protection Act completely bans the use of polygraph exams. ANSWER: False SKILL LEVEL: AACSB Analytic OBJECTIVE: AICPA Legal ANSWER: True 14. The National Labor Relations Act prohibits employers from discriminating against any employee to encourage or discourage membership in any labor organization. ANSWER: True SKILL LEVEL: AACSB Analytic OBJECTIVE: AICPA Legal 15. Payment of workers’ compensation is based on fault.
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CHAPTER 12 THE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT 174 ANSWER: False SKILL LEVEL: AACSB Analytic OBJECTIVE: AICPA Legal 16. The Fair Labor Standards act does not limit the number of hours that an employee may work in a workweek or workday, as long as the employee is paid appropriate overtime. ANSWER:
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