Legal Environment of Business Study Set 1

Business

Quiz 18 :
Business and Employees: Employment Regulation

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Quiz 18 :
Business and Employees: Employment Regulation

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1. In the given case, the questions arose of person H's employment. Person K argued that H is a volunteer who opted to work for K. He argued that feeding the bears is not a task assigned to him though he regularly kept on feeding the bears. Thus, the question regarding his employment is seems a valid one as he was allowed to do so. 2. The court's intention in saying that "Grizzlies are equal opportunity maulers" is that men are most suitable to work with bears. It is because Grizzlies are dangerous and women will be scared to work around them. Also, the court has mentioned the point in relation to the intoxicated state that H was in by smoking Marijuana. 3. The confusion regarding the duty to feed the bears is not valid because H is attending the duty of feeding the bears all the time and K had asked him to feed the bears specifically on that day. Hence H is performing the duties assigned to him on the particular day and hence there is no confusion. Thus the matter is not very significant to the court.

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Enforcement of FLSA: The Fair Labor standard Act defines what are the minimum wage and the maximum wage to be paid to employees. It recommends that these wage systems are to be implemented strictly across all types of organization; small or big. Enforcement of FLSA requires that in some cases officers representing the highest cadre are to be held personally responsible for non implementation of these acts. In the above case, the President of the O hotel can be held responsible for maintaining two wage books and for all the discrepancies observed in the payment of wages. Thus, he can be held liable on behalf of the company for the non-compliance with standard procedures as per FLSA.

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Over time payment: An employee will be receiving overtime payment for the number of hours the employee has worked above 40 in the week. However, if an employee works for less than 40 hours a week that number of hours will not be discounted from the overtime. • The option "B" is not correct because it did not take into account the 40 hours in a week rule to calculate the overtime. • The option "C" is not correct because in order to calculate the overtime only the weeks in which the number of hours crossed 40 are taken into account. In this case, the correct answer is option "A". It is because in two weeks the number of hours worked by the employee is crossing 40 Hours a week. The cumulative number of hours above 40 hours during these two weeks is 13. Therefore, the correct option is img