Homework Assignment Week 6 (HRM)

TEXT BOOK TITLE- COMPENSATION THIRTEENTH EDITION
BARRY GERHART/ JERRY M. NEWMAN

Chapter 131.  Some experts argue that consumer-directed health care is, amongst other things, a great communications tool for employee benefits.  Defend this position.
Chapter 141.  The differential between the salary of top executives and the lowest paid workers in the same country is quite small in Japan, at least in comparison to the United States. The same is true in unions (president of union versus union workers). Explain why the differential might be small in Japan and in U.S. unions but much larger in private U.S. corporations.
2.   Romance Novels, Inc., located in Cheektowaga, NY, has gradually increased the number of contingent workers (full-time, temporary) from 10 percent of the workforce to about 28 percent today. Why might they do this? In addition, what equity problems can arise from hiring contingent workers, especially when they work alongside regular employees?