How Well Do You Know HR?

1. All supervisors are "exempt from overtime pay because they supervise the work of others.

true

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Sorry, that's incorrect. The correct answer is:

False. Exempt or non-exempt status depends on the duties and responsibilities of the job, not whether or not a person supervises another. If the primary reponsibility of the person is not performing supervisory duties at least half or a majority of the time, they might be considered non-exempt.

2. Managers can fire an employee for complaining about them on social media.

true

Correct!

Sorry, that's incorrect. The correct answer is:

False. According to the NLRA, both union and non-union employees have the right to "protected concerted activity." That means that two or more employees have the right to discuss their "working conditions" at any time. Therefore, before firing an employee, it is pertinent to make sure you have all the facts and have not violated any federal laws.

3. An employer can require that an employee present a driver's license and social security card when completing the I-9 form.

true

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Sorry, that's incorrect. The correct answer is:

False. It is illegal to "require" a driver's license and social security card. An employee may present any of the items listed on the I-9 form as proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

4. Employers are required by law to offer lunch and rest breaks.

true

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Sorry, that's incorrect. The correct answer is:

False. There are no laws (except in particular states) that require lunch and rest breaks for employees. However, it is strongly recommended.

5. By law, a part-time employee is an individual who works less than 35 hours a week.

true

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Sorry, that's incorrect. The correct answer is:

False. There is no law that specifically defines the number of hours worked by a part-time employee. Typically, a part-time employee may be anyone who works less than 40 hours per week. It is important to note, that there are specific laws that define the number of hours an employee must work in order to be eligible for certain benefits.

6. If an employee asks another employee out on a date, this is considered harassment.

true

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Sorry, that's incorrect. The correct answer is:

False. An employee asking another employee out on a date "one" time is not considered to be harassment. However, if the employee's response is no and they continue to ask, then that behavior may reach the level of being considered harassment.

7. Employees have the right to display body tattoos if it is because of religious beliefs.

true

Correct!

Sorry, that's incorrect. The correct answer is:

True. If an employee has a visible tattoo and they state it is because of religious beliefs, allowing the tattoo to remain visible may be considered a "reasonable accomodation" according to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. According to the law, employers are required to make a "reasonable accommodation" so long as it does not cause an "undue hardship" on the employer.

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