July/August 2014  LACBA MCLE Test and Answer Sheet

Test No. 237: Employees Only

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The Los Angeles County Bar Association certifies that this activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1 hour. To apply for credit, please follow the instructions.

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Test Sheet

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1. California's laws protecting equal opportunity in the workplace are rooted in the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).

2. The FEHA's provisions make it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against a protected employee in which of the following:

3. An individual does not have to be an employee to benefit from the workplace antidiscrimination protections of the FEHA.

4. The FEHA clearly defines who meets the criteria of an employee under the statute.

5. The FEHA includes exclusions for persons employed by nonprofit sheltered workshops and rehabilitation facilities.

6. The Department of Fair Employment and Housing definition of an employee includes an individual who has been appointed by the employer.

7. The following category has been determined by California courts to meet the definition of an employee under the FEHA:

8. In Mendoza v. Town of Ross, the plaintiff asserted that he was an employee because he was hired under an express contract.

9. In Mendoza, the court of appeal determined that the plaintiff was not an employee because:

10. The terms of public employment are usually governed by contract.

11. Written contracts can be used to circumvent provisions in statutes setting forth the terms and conditions of public employment.

12. Which federal statute most closely approximates the FEHA's antidiscrimination objectives:

13. An individual must show remuneration has been provided in exchange for work in order to qualify as an employee under Title VII.

14. This federal circuit recently determined that a volunteer firefighter suing for sexual harassment who received $78 for responding to 39 calls, a life insurance policy, a uniform, a badge, and training, was not an employee under Title VII:

15. California courts do not require a showing of remuneration in order to qualify as an employee under FEHA.

16. Labor Code Section 3352 excludes volunteers at public agencies from receiving workers' compensation benefits.

17. An individual's receipt of workers' compensation benefits alone is sufficient to qualify as an employee under the FEHA.

18. The California Legislature acknowledged the importance of remuneration in the employment relationship when enacting amendments to FEHA relating to which category of protection:

19. For employee qualification under the FEHA, remuneration must come in the form of direct compensation.

20. A volunteer who only receives benefits from an employer consisting of clerical support and networking opportunities is still considered an employee.

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* The Los Angeles County Bar Association has been approved as a continuing legal education provider of Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. This self-assessment activity will qualify for Minimum Continuing Legal Education legal ethics credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one hour.