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QUESTION | MAY 2024

The provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) must be incorporated as policy in associations with a minimum of how many employees?

A. 150

B. 50

C. 30

D. 15

ANSWER

Correct answer: B.

According to the US Department of Labor , the provisions of the FMLA apply to all public agencies (including local, state, and federal employers, and local education agencies [schools]), as well as private sector employers that employ 50 or more employees for at least 20 workweeks in the current or preceding calendar year.

This question focuses on Domain 4: Operations of the CAE exam. Learn more about the CAE exam. Learn more here.

QUESTION | APRIL 2024

The board chair of a 501(c)(3) organization has asked the chief staff executive (CSE) to establish a political action committee. The CSE’s first step should be to:

A. establish goals for the political action committee

B. consult legal counsel

C. explain that the political action committee is illegal

D. conduct a feasibility assessment

ANSWER

Correct answer: C.

While many associations conduct lobbying efforts to advocate for their industry, organizations that hold 501(c)(3) status may not conduct substantial activities that attempt to influence legislation. It’s not illegal for a 501(c)3 to do some lobbying; influencing legislation just can’t be a substantial part of the organization’s business. A political action committee’s entire purpose is to raise money to influence elections or legislation. Therefore, developing such a committee is illegal for a 501(c)(3).

QUESTION | MAY 2024

The provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) must be incorporated as policy in associations with a minimum of how many employees?

A. 150

B. 50

C. 30

D. 15

ANSWER

Correct answer: B.

According to the US Department of Labor, the provisions of the FMLA apply to all public agencies (including local, state, and federal employers, and local education agencies [schools]), as well as private sector employers that employ 50 or more employees for at least 20 workweeks in the current or preceding calendar year.

This question focuses on Domain 4: Operations of the CAE exam. Learn more about the CAE exam here.