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1. Jack works at a local bottling plant in his hometown. One week, Jack's supervisor informs him that he'll have to work 10-hour shifts for the next 10 days, and that he'll receive no overtime compensation for this work. This situation most likely violates which one of the following laws?
B. Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 2. Leslie works as a secretary for a large corporation. Her boss repeatedly makes sexual advances towards her, which she repeatedly refuses. After six months of her refusing the sexual advances, Leslie's boss fires her with no explanation. Under Title VII, which of the following is true about this set of facts.
A. Leslie may seek damages, reinstatement, and back pay. 3. Billy works as a freelance writer for Big Books. Billy works in his own home, and has very little contact with Big Books, except to receive and return writing projects. Which of the following is true about this set of facts?
D. Billy is an independent contractor for Big Books. 4. Neal appoints Alfonso as his agent to attend to his business affairs while Neal is honey-mooning in the South of France. Four weeks later, Neal returns. Therefore, the agency is terminated.
A. due to the occurrence of a specific event.
5. Norma has worked for Big Factory loyally for 15 years, never missed a day of work, and has always been an excellent worker. One day, without warning, Norma's supervisor tells her that she's being fired. The supervisor offers no explanation. Norma knows of no reason for the termination. Which of the following is true about this set of facts?
C. As long as the reasons were nondiscriminatory. Norma can do nothing. 6. Carter wants to impress his boss Marco. Carter approaches a potential client of Marco's and spends hours negotiating a contract on Marco's behalf with the client. Finally, the client agrees and signs the contract. However, Marco knew nothing about Carter's negotiations, and Carter lacked the authority to perform such actions on Marco's behalf. When Marco found out, he was so pleased about the contract that he overlooked Carter's actions and told Carter he did an excellent job landing the client. An agency by _____ has been formed.
D. ratification 7. Richard is a real estate agent who has contracted to sell real estate on Eddie's behalf. Richard meets with Tammy, and explains he's a real estate agent showing the property for the owner. Tammy never meets with Eddie. Which one of the following is true about this set of facts?
D. Both Richard and Eddie may be held liable for representations made to Tammy regarding the property. 8. Lyle slips and falls while on the job at Big Factory. Big Factory tells Lyle that it was his own fault that he fell, and then fires him. Big Factory takes no further action regarding the fall, Big Factory
C. likely violated the Occupational Safety and Health Act and workers' compensation laws. 9. Sid contracts with Ed to act as Ed's agent in handling Ed's business affairs. Sid owes Ed the duty
A. to use reasonable diligence and skill in performing the work.
10. Ethan formed an agreement with Teresa in which Teresa agreed to serve as Ethan's agent in carrying out his business affairs. Two weeks after the agency was formed, Ethan was sent to an institution because of a mental breakdown. The agency should be terminated due to
D. operation of law 11. Bud takes a job at a local restaurant washing dishes. Bud is paid $4.50 per hour and works approximately five hours per week. Which of the following laws might this situation violate?
B. Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 12. Millicent files suit under Title VII, alleging racial discrimination served as the reason for her termination from her job. Millicent's employer was a small company with 45 employees. The jury found for Millicent, but also found that the discrimination was unintentional and without malice or reckless indifference. Which of the following may Millicent recover?
B. Compensatory damages 13. Steve is Jason's agent, and it's within Steve's authority as Jason's agent to purchase homes on Jason's behalf. Steve contracts with Albert to buy house for Jason. However, Steve doesn't tell Albert he's buying the house on Jason's behalf, or that he's acting for another individual at all. Under the terms of the contract, which of the following is true about this set of facts?
D. Both Steve and Jason can be held liable. 14. Sally works for XYZ Factory. Sally tries to motivate her co-workers into voting for a union at XYZ Factory. When management learns of Sally's actions. Sally is fired. Sally's termination likely violates which of the following laws?
D. National Labor Relations Act of 1935 15. Wesley agrees to serve as Stephanie's agent in carrying out Stephanie's business affairs. Stephanie owes to Wesley the duty of
16. Kallie works at Crazy Bob's Restaurant as a waitress. One day, Crazy Bob comes into the restaurant, looks at Kallie's shoes, and tells her she's fired. Kallie likely has
A. no recourse as long as she wasn't fired for a discriminatory reason. 17. Shannon was working at her job as a cafeteria worker when she slipped and fell on a wet portion of the floor. This set of facts triggers which one of the following?
C. Both workers' compensation laws and the Occupational Safety and Health Act 18. Which of the following is true regarding the distinction between employees and independent contractors?
C. Employees are covered by workers' compensation laws, and independent contractors aren't. 19. Camilla came to Charles' office to discuss a business deal. Charles had to leave on urgent business, but brought Elizabeth in and told Camilla, "Elizabeth will be glad to handle this for you. She can take care of everything." Camilla and Elizabeth entered a contract. An agency relationship exists on the basis of agency by
C. agreement 20. Anthony, acting as Nick's agent, meets with Victoria to discuss a business proposition. Anthony intentionally makes a misrepresentation to Victoria regarding a critical factor concerning the deal. Which of the following is true about this set of facts?
C. Both Nick and Anthony may be held liable on a tort theory for the misrepresentation.
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