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Chapter 4

MHR 523 Chapter 4 Test Bank


Department
Human Resources
Course Code
MHR 523
Professor
Ted Mock
Chapter
4

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Student: ___________________________________________________________________________
1. The impact of government on the human resource function is
A. subtle and indirect
B. direct and immediate
C. indirect but increasing
D. present but decreasing
E. important to strategy, but not important to daily operations
2. Governments often create special regulatory commissions and boards in order to
A. to avoid flooding the courts (with often minor issues) as the workplace becomes increasingly regulated
B. to make jobs for the unemployed regulators
C. to do a preliminary organizing of cases before sending them to the courts
D. because the courts were refusing to hear workplace complaints
E. because the courts did not know enough to make reasonable judgments
3. Human Resource specialists are concerned with legislation and regulations for all of the following reasons
except
A. its necessary to stay informed or their knowledge becomes useless to the organization
B. interpretation by regulatory bodies and court rulings affect HR activities
C. company programs must be legally compliant
D. poor public relations or law suits can occur against an organization
E. they will be legally responsible for all of an organizations activities
4. Among federal governmental legislation that has had an impact on the human resource function are all the
following except
A. Canada Labour Safety Code
B. Charter of Rights and Freedoms
C. Human Rights Act
D. Employment Equity Act
E. Provincial Occupational Health and Safety legislation

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5. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is contained in the
A. BNA Act of 1867
B. Constitution Act of 1982
C. Declaration of Independence
D. Canadian Human Rights Act (1977)
E. Canadian legislation concerning Immigration
6. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms provides the following fundamental rights except
A. freedom of conscience and religion
B. freedom of thought, belief, opinion, and expression
C. freedom from hunger and want
D. freedom of peaceful assembly
E. freedom of association
7. The purpose of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms is to
A. provide moral guidance
B. provide a structure for human resource specialists
C. provide fundamental rights to Canadians
D. provide for lawyers and their families
E. provide a safe working environment
8. Specific areas where the Charter of Rights and Freedoms provides protection include all of the following
except
A. democratic rights
B. equality rights
C. language rights
D. Aboriginal rights
E. union rights, especially the right to bargain collectively and to strike
9. The impact of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, specifically on human resources management
A. is minimal
B. does not apply to business organizations
C. varies from province to province
D. is major and far-reaching
E. is felt less by Canadian organizations than by foreign subsidiaries

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10. Section 1 of the Charter guarantees rights and freedoms, but qualifies with adjectives such as "reasonable"
and "demonstratively justified", which is one reason why
A. the Charter is no longer valid
B. cases end up in the judicial system
C. the Charter doesn't apply to non-human resource managers
D. the Charter is seen as anti-union
E. it is easier for employees to defend their rights in Canada
11. In relation to union issues, legal decisions have held that the Charter
A. does include the right to strike
B. does include the right to bargain collectively
C. does include the right to bargain collectively, but not to strike
D. does not include either the right to strike nor to bargain collectively
E. has had no real impact on any major union issue
12. Supreme Court decisions have affirmed that the rights to bargain collectively and to strike are
A. fundamental freedoms
B. guaranteed under the Charter's Section 2 protecting the freedom of association
C. statutory rights only
D. no longer rights
E. historical rights beyond the reach of the Charter
13. The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the Charter does not guarantee the following labour rights
except
A. the right to strike
B. the right to bargain collectively
C. the right to picket
D. the right to work regardless of mandatory retirement rules
E. the right seek employment anywhere in Canada
14. The difference between the Charter and the Canadian Human Rights Act is that the Charter guarantees
equality before the law, while the Human Rights Act seeks to provide
A. women's rights
B. aboriginal rights
C. equal employment opportunities
D. equal language rights
E. social welfare rights
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