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1

Which of the following is an example of indirect financial compensation (employee benefits)?

paid vacation

2

Direct financial compensation consists of the pay that a person receives in the form of wages, salaries, commissions, and health benefits.

true

3

Which type of compensation increases an employee's base pay and contributes to cost control over time?

merit pay

4

John works at a company that uses a variety of heavy machines. John knows how to operate three of the machines, and if he learns how to use another one, his pay will increase. Which type of compensation plan is most likely used by John's employer?

skill-based pay

5

The rationale for adopting seniority pay plans is described by which theory?

human capital theory

6

Which of the following is a disadvantage associated with team-based incentives?

Exemplary performers become disgruntled and quit.

7

Which type of profit-sharing plan places company contributions in an irrevocable trust and credits individual employees' accounts?

deferred plan

8

When the United Auto Workers negotiate with GM and Ford for higher wages, which legislation supports the union's right to engage in collective bargaining?

National Labor Relations Act

9

What is the primary by-product of job analysis?

job description

10

How many universal job factors are there with the factor comparison job evaluation method?

5

11

The classification method of job evaluation is the simplest job evaluation method and requires comparing a job description with a class description.

true

12

Firms which pay below the average labor market price for jobs will most likely have ________.

higher turnover rates

13

In determining pay grades, each dot on a scatter diagram represents ________.

one job

14

Firms use compensation surveys to determine pay structures.

true

15

Which of the following is a problem inherent in compensating contingent workers?

internal equity

16

Benefits are typically unrelated to employee ________.

productivity

17

Steve is employed as an accounts manager at an advertising agency. Steve has been offered a similar position at another firm for an equivalent salary and benefits package. When making his decision, Steve should focus primarily on nonfinancial compensation factors. Which of the following questions is LEAST relevant to Steve's decision to remain at his current job?

Is the employee stock option plan risky?

18

As a rule, employees receive benefits because of their productivity in an organization.

false

19

Benefits do not generally serve as motivation for improved performance.

false

20

Which of the following laws requires that employers and employees pay equally for Social Security retirement benefits?

Federal Insurance Contribution Act

21

Health care benefits represent the most expensive cost in the area of indirect financial compensation. Which of the following is NOT a factor that has combined to create this situation?

inefficient administrative processes

22

Disability insurance, survivors' benefits, Medicare, and unemployment insurance are provided by and administered by the Social Security Administration.

true

23

Which law set the criteria for distinguishing between qualified and nonqualified plans?

Employee Retirement Income Security Act

24

Carson Enterprises is considering the idea of replacing personal leave and vacation time with paid time off. Which of the following best supports this decision?

Last minute absences are a significant problem among Carson employees.

25

Which law gives employees the opportunity to temporarily continue their health insurance coverage if they are terminated from their job?

Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act

26

Anne, who has a preexisting medical condition, recently changed jobs. Which legislation was passed to protect individuals such as Anne?

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

27

The primary reason for enacting ERISA was to ________.

strengthen current and future retirement programs

28

All of the following are true about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 EXCEPT that ________.

children over 21 cannot remain on their parents' policy

29

A 401(k) plan is a defined benefit plan in which employees may defer income up to a maximum amount allowed.

false

30

________ are effective programs that focus on solving any personal issues that can detract from an employee's work.

Sabbaticals