Final Exam

  1. Explain why pay secrecy policies can get an employer into legal trouble.

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________

  1. Explain when it is that an employee is and is not entitled to COBRA coverage.

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________ 3.        An employee requesting leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act must have worked for their employer for at least 12 months and have worked at least 1,250 hours in those preceding 12 months.  At what point in time are these employment duration and hours requirements to be calculated to determine eligibility under the FMLA?

________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

  1. An employer may request medical documentation for a request for leave under the FMLA when leave is based upon a serious medical condition.  If an employer takes the option of requiring the employee to obtain a second opinion, and the first and second opinion are in conflict, explain what option the employer then has and the outcome:

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

 

  1. What is the term for the few employees who would NOT be entitled to have their employment restored after taking FMLA leave because restoration would cause substantial and grievous economic injury to the employer’s operation?
  2. Salaried employees                          B.        Key employees
  3. Managers                                           D.        Board Members

 

  1. Explain the Escalator Principle of the Uniformed Services Employment and

Reemployment Rights Act. _________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________ 7.        How long should records of wages paid and hours worked be kept?  What are two  issues that would be adverse to an employer if the employer does not keep these records?

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

 

  1. What is the term for the category of employees that employers are NOT obliged to pay overtime to pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act?
A.        Management Exemptions B.          Board Exemptions
C.        White Collar Exemptions D.          Agricultural Exemptions

 

  1. Because the FLSA provides virtually no protection for agricultural workers, what is the name of the Act that gives at least some basic protections for these workers?

________________________________________________________________________ 10. What are the four compensable factors that are to be used when assessing whether  there is a potential violation of the Equal Pay Act? _______________________________

________________________________________________________________________

  1. What is the name of the Act that governs private employer benefit plans?

________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________

  1. What is the Anti-Cutback rule as stated in Battoni v. IBEW Local Union?

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

  1. What levels of employees does the National Labor Relations Act’s protections

NOT apply to and why does the Act not apply to them? ___________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________ 14. What is the one significant exception wherein the category of employees from  question 13 CAN receive protection under the NLRA?

  1. Subrogation                                       B.        Mediation
  2. Remediation                                      D.        Retaliation
  3. What is the definition of concerted activity that is protected by the NLRA?

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________

  1. What legal elements must a plaintiff show to prove a violation of the General Duty Clause under OSHA as stated in SeaWorld of Florida v. Perez?

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

 

  1. Name the four varieties of the public policy exception to employment at will that protect employees from adverse employment action.

________________________________________________________________________

 

________________________________________________________________________

 

  1. What are employers prohibited from doing under the WARN Act?.

________________________________________________________________________

 

________________________________________________________________________

 

  1. What are the three exceptions under the WARN Act wherein an employer may be excused for failing to comply with the Act.

________________________________________________________________________

 

________________________________________________________________________

 

________________________________________________________________________

 

________________________________________________________________________

 

  1. What types of employees have a constitutional right to due process before they can be terminated and explain why these employees have that right.

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

 

  1. Name the common law remedies available to employees where the employer may have invaded the employee’s privacy. ________________________________________;

________________________________________________;

__________________________________________________________; and

___________________________________________________________________.

 

  1. What is the name of the Act that prohibits employers from intentionally intercepting electronic communications or accessing such stored communications?

________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________

 

  1. An employee is being investigated for theft. The employer requests that the  employee take a polygraph test.  The employee refuses.  The employer believes that the refusal is an admission that the employee is guilty.  May the employer fire the employee on this basis?  Explain why or why not.

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

  1. In order for a Disclaimer to potentially shield an employer from claims of an implied contract, the disclaimer needs to be _______________________ and ______________________, and be presented in a ___________________ and

________________________ manner.

 

 

 

 

  1. What are the three requirements that must be met in order for a court to find that a non-compete agreement is valid as stated in Nanomech v. Suresh. __________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

 

 

*Extra Credit Question – Worth up to 10 percentage points

What are the two instances wherein it would be highly advisable for an employer to have a written job description that details the essential functions of a particular job.  Please explain why it would be highly advisable for the employer to have such a

description, including what the repercussions could be if the employer does not have this description. (Hint, this question does somewhat relate back to earlier chapters)

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________