Chapter 24

  1. ____________ enables employees who lose their jobs or have their hours reduced to a level at which they are no longer eligible to receive medical, dental or optical benefits to pay to continue receiving benefits for themselves and their dependants under the employer's policy?
    The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)
  2. _____________ primarily governs the internal operations of labor unions?
    The Landrum-Griffin Act
  3. True or False

    The National Labor Relations Board is the administrative agency that interprets and enforces the National Labor Relations Act.

  4. True or False

    The issue of whether a hostile work environment exists is only considered by the courts in the area of harassment based upon gender.
  5. ______________ is the term for the concept that an employee may be fired for no reason at all?
  6. ____________ is a federal law that sets minimum standards for most voluntarily established pension and health plans in private industry to provide protection for individuals in those plans?
    The Employee Retirement Income Security Act
  7. Title VII applies to employers who have ______________ or more employees for ______________ consecutive weeks within one year and who are engaged in a business that affects commerce.
    15; 20
  8. True or False

    An employer may be held liable in such cases if the employer knows that a customer repeatedly harasses an employee, yet the employer does nothing to remedy the situation.
  9. True or False

    It is usually more difficult to prove disparate-impact discrimination in employment under Title VII than disparate-treatment.
  10. True or False

    Employers must give employees access to a telephone and the ability to make personal phone calls at some point during the work day, and these personal calls may not be monitored.
  11. The Family and Medical Leave Act guarantees all eligible employees up to ______________ weeks of leave during any ______________ month period.
    12; 12
  12. ___________  is what employers are required to provide to employees under ERISA containing information as to how their benefit plan operates, the benefits under the plan, how to apply for such benefits, and other information?
    A summary plan description
  13. True or False

    Punitive damages are capped at $300,000 for employers of more than 500 employees.

  14. True or False

    Currently only one state prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
  15. _____________ consists of negotiations between an employer and a group of employees so as to determine the conditions of employment?
    Collective bargaining
  16. Which title of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 deals with discrimination in employment?
    Title VII
  17. True or False

    Workers' compensation laws are primarily federal laws.
  18. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, ___________ occurs when a plaintiff establishes a prima facie case in an action alleging disparate-treatment discrimination in employment in the form of an illegal discharge?
    The burden shifts to the defendant to articulate a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason for the discharge.
  19. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act applies to private employers having ______________ or more employees.
  20. What is the federal minimum wage?
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Chapter 24
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