44.The purpose of minimum wage legislation is to maximize the number of employed people. True False45.Minimum wage jobs are very rare in the software, chemical, oil and pharmaceutical industries.
46.Because relatively few people are paid minimum wage, raising the minimum wage does not affect pay structures. 47.Raising the minimum wage has become "an increasingly weak mechanism" for reducing poverty. 48."Living wages" are generally four to five times the federal minimum wage. True False 49.A "living wage" provides for a minimum wage tailored to living costs in a city or geographic area. 50.Generally, "living wage" laws apply only to base wages excluding benefits. 51."Living wage" laws are becoming increasingly popular with unions and church groups the leading advocates. 52.Raising the minimum wage is more effective at reducing poverty than "living wage" laws. True False 53.The objective of the overtime provision of FLSA is to share available work by making it more costly for employers to schedule overtime for current employees than to hire additional workers. 54.Amendments to the FLSA hours of work law and changes in the workplace have made the distinction between exempt and non-exempt clearer for employers. 55.A company uses job sharing. In some jobs, incumbents supervise several employees and exercise some discretionary power for three days per week and they tend production equipment two days per week. This job should be classified as non-exempt. 56.Sam is computer system trouble-shooter. His company requires him to wear a beeper when he is not at the office during weekends, but not evenings. Sam is eligible to receive pay for his "on-call" time. True False 57. A government-defined prevailing wage is the minimum wage that must be paid for work done on covered government projects or purchases.
58.The purpose of prevailing wage laws is to assure that government projects do not waste tax dollars. 59.In practice, the "going rate" for construction labor is the union rate. 60.The effect of prevailing wage laws on government construction projects is the costs are relatively low due to competitive bidding. True False61.Prevailing wages protect foreign workers working as registered nurses.
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