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Changes in the Workplace Relative to the Work Employees Perform

1. What changes are occurring in the workforce relative to the kinds of work employees are performing?

2. Discuss what is meant by the term exempt employee and the various exemption criteria established for identifying this group of workers.

3. Briefly describe the three major classes of society and their seven subsets.

4. Why is it necessary to perform a job analysis?

5. What is meant by internal equity? What is the relationship between internal equity and job evaluation?

6. Define a compensable factor and give a few examples.

7. What is the role of a job evaluation committee in job evaluation and who should be included in the committee?

8. Explain the reason for the trend towards broad generic job descriptions versus narrow specific job descriptions.

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1. What changes are occurring in the workforce relative to the kinds of work employees are performing?
Management and employees are facing change. As advancements in technology continue to increase, both managers and employees must adapt to meet the new challenges that change brings to organizations. For instance, it was only a couple of decades ago when employers spent more in the workforce than in any other liability. With change, organizations must now focus on updating equipment and other assets, which can increase revenue and total earnings. Manufacturing companies, which used human labor in the past, are now more proactively involved in using robotic engineering machines to perform the work of many individuals. Employees must have higher levels of technical skills to operate new computer based equipment.

2. Discuss the term exempt employee and the various exemption criteria established for identifying this group of workers mean.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor (n.d.), Section 13(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act Advisor (FLSA ) provides an exemption from both minimum wage and overtime pay for employees employed as bona fide executive, administrative, professional and outside sales employees. Section 13(a) (1) and Section 13(a) (17) also exempt certain computer employees. To qualify for exemption, employees generally must meet certain tests regarding their job duties and be paid on a salary basis at not less than $455 per week. Job titles do not determine exempt status. In order for an exemption to apply, an employee's specific job duties and salary must meet all the requirements of the Department's regulations.

According to FLSA, the following are some of the commonly used exemptions.
- Commissioned sales employees of retail or service establishments are exempt from overtime if more than half of the employee's earnings come from commissions and the employee averages at least one and ...

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