As Director of HR for a utility which operates three nuclear plants, you have been approached by the CEO regarding im-
planting Radio Frequency Identification chips into employees who have access to critical areas of the plants. With terror-
ism and sabotage being increasingly worrisome, the CEO thinks that this might significantly improve security in the
plants. He asks your opinion. You respond that
employee privacy and civil liberties issues are a major concern.
____ belong to a person by law, nature, or tradition.
In the reciprocal relationship, each right of employers and employees comes with a corresponding
Carlos works for a large floral company. He is expected to complete 30 flower arrangements per day according to the spe-
cifications of each customer order. Each arrangement must contain the correct number, kinds, colors, and qualities of
flowers in the required arrangement style. Customer complaints about arrangements directly affect Carlos’ performance
appraisal. Carlos has been angry for several months. “I do my best to meet the order specifications, but the company is
cutting corners on the flowers. What we receive is half-wilted, too small, or the wrong mix of varieties.” What is happen-
The floral company is not meeting its responsibilities to Carlos.
If an employee has the right to a safe working environment, the employer has
an obligation to provide a safe workplace.
An employee’s entitlement to a minimum wage is guaranteed by federal law. Consequently, it is a
statutory right of the employee.
Which of the following would NOT typically be included in an employment contract?
the parties’ statutory rights
Sherlock is a private investigator. He and Megatherium Industries have a formal agreement that he will perform back-
ground checks on all applicants for managerial-level positions for one year, for a certain fee and within certain perform-
ance guidelines. This agreement gives Sherlock
Traditionally, formal employment contracts were negotiated mainly for
executives and senior managers.
A financial research firm, is concerned that scientific or technical employees may take company secrets with them when
they quit or are terminated. The firm should include a/an ____ clause in its employment contracts.
Provisions stating that if the individual employee leaves the organization, existing customers and clients cannot be soli-
cited for business for a specific period of time, are contained in a/an