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Exam SPHR topic 1 question 53 discussion

Actual exam question from HRCI's SPHR
Question #: 53
Topic #: 1
[All SPHR Questions]

Your company is a government contractor with a current project of $250,000. As the Senior HR Professional you've been asked how the Walsh Healy Public
Contracts Act will affect your organization. What is the Walsh Healy Public Contracts Act?

  • A. This act requires government contractors with contracts over $100,000 to pay their employees the prevailing wage for their local areas as established by the Secretary of Labor.
  • B. This act requires government contractors in states that have minimum wages set higher than federal minimum wage act to abide by the state minimum wage requirements.
  • C. This act requires government contractors in states that have minimum wages set higher than federal minimum wage act to abide by the state minimum wage requirements unless the workers do not live in the state where the contracted work is being performed.
  • D. This act requires government contractors with contracts over $10,000 to pay their employees the prevailing wage for their local areas as established by the
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Suggested Answer: D 🗳️
Answer option D is correct.
The Walsh Healy Public Contracts Act requires government contractors with contracts of more than $10,000 to pay their employees the wage of the local areas as established by the Secretary of Labor.
Answer option A is incorrect. This statement is close to accurate, but the contract amount isn't $100,000, it is only $10,000.
Answer option B is incorrect. This statement is totally false and incorrect. The Walsh Healy Public Contracts Act does not address the Fair Labor Standards Act for minimum payment.
Answer option C is incorrect. This statement is totally false and incorrect. The Walsh Healy Public Contracts Act does not address the Fair Labor Standards Act for minimum payment.
Certification Guide, HR Certification Institute, ISBN: 978-1-586-44149-4, Section III, The US Body of Knowledge.
Chapter: Compensation and Benefits
Objective: Total Rewards Defined

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Brad626
3 years ago
Answer option D is incomplete
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