Answers to Assessment Test

  1. C. The WARN Act requires employers to provide 60 days' notice when 500 employees or 33 percent of the workforce are laid off, and it requires the number be counted over a period of 90 days. Five employees a week for 3 months is a total of 65 employees (5 employees times 13 weeks), which is 33 percent of the workforce. The three exceptions are the "faltering company exception" (A) when knowledge of a layoff will negatively impact the company's ability to obtain additional funding, the "unforeseeable business circumstance" (B) when unexpected circumstances occur, and the "natural disaster" (D) exception. (See Chapter 4.)

  2. D. In this case, the organization will be best served by a third-party investigator. The most important ...

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