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Exam SPHR topic 2 question 50 discussion

Actual exam question from HRCI's SPHR
Question #: 50
Topic #: 2
[All SPHR Questions]

As a HR Professional you must understand the laws and regulations, which affect employee compensation. Which of the following was the first to address sanitary working conditions?

  • A. Portal-to-Portal Act
  • B. Davis-Bacon Act
  • C. Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act
  • D. Fair Labor Standards Act
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Suggested Answer: C 🗳️
Answer option C is correct.
The Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act addressed contractors with the federal government that exceed $10,000, to pay an established minimum wage to workers employed through the contract. This act was passed in 1936. This act also addressed, however, the requirements of sanitary working conditions for employees.
Answer option B is incorrect. In 1931 the Davis-Bacon Act was the first piece of legislation to actually establish a minimum wage. The act was, however, limited to the construction industry.
Answer option D is incorrect. The Fair Labor Standards Act was passed in 1938. It addressed minimum wage, overtime pay, child labor, and record keeping.
Answer option A is incorrect. The Portal-to-Portal Act of 1947 clarified the hours of working for the purpose of minimum wage and overtime pay.
Certification Institute, ISBN: 978-1-586-44149-4, Section III, The US HR Body of Knowledge.
Chapter: Compensation and Benefits
Objective: Compensation


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2 years ago
I do not understand why the incorrect choices are often presented in random or reverse order, for example, in this case B, D, then A.
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