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 I am a (female) convicted felon in detroit, mi seeking employment. I was convicted of embezzlement?
I served no jail time and was sentenced to probation (1st offense) I am seeking full or part time employment in the metro detroit area w/any company who will hire a felon who works hard. Any help ...

 can my employer change the day i am being paid?i have been there 5 years also should i be given any notice?

 overpayment cannot afford to pay it back?
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 What is the highest paying job that dosnt require a college degree?

 Leaving work - the law
I'm looking to leave my current job, however i need to give a months notice. I haven't been issued with a contract yet so does this mean i can give just a week's notice?
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 what I should wear for a job interiview in law firm?

 Is it forgery if you do this?
I have a hand-written letter of recommendation from the past that I would like to use to apply for a job. The company I'm applying to wants the letter typed with the signature at the end.

 I was terminated from my job. Can I fight it?
I was in a head on car collision several months back (hit by a drunk driver), and totaled my vehicle. As a direct result of that accident, I had to get rides or even walk to work. During this short ...

 Please help me about unemployment Please :)?
can I get unemployment if I resigned under the following: #1 they had been doing major layoffs, my workplace was broken into ( had stuff stolen personally which made it even more scary) and there was ...

 If a Lady Says "Harrassment" Does the Man Stand Any Chance at All?

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 what are the limits at work regarding:?
what are the limits on when you should have a break at work or take a lunch.
My work sometime doesn't give people breaks for five hours and lunches for six hours.
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 20 years old, law school applicant with a tattoo?
I am applying for law school this year and am getting a tattoo tomorrow of a skull with ancient Filipino words going from my inner wrist to my inner elbow. I am 20 years old and my only other tattoo ...

 My employer is honoring peoples requests for vacation but they aren't going to pay it. Is this legal in FL?
Many people at my job are asking for their vacation time and paid time off. The employer is giving the time, just not paying them for it. This doesn't sound right. Is this legal in Florida? M...

 Can i sue my boss and company in virginia for unfairly firing me?
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 I would like contact with someone who knows about Employment rights and the law for employees please?
my son has just had the most awfull experiance with an employer and we need to know if the things thay have done to him are right and what he can do about it .
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Ok so my sister is 21 years old & she is VERY stressful at work & she would want to know if she quits her job will she be able to collect unemployment ?...

 Can they really do this??
I've been working for 2-3 months for a travel conpany taking inbound calls in an office. I haven't been given a written contract, even though I know they are breaking the law. I can only ...

 which is better a doctor or lawyer?
Which job do you think is better? Why? plz dont just say cuz ur a doctor/lawyer
Which job gets paid more?
how many years of college?
any other info you want to add, ...

 My employer promised to pay me for my trial day at work, but she didn't...?
She said she'd pay me after the trial day, as it was not like my first day at work, it was just to see how it goes. However, she did not pay me, how should i bring this up? Should I wait until ...

 Can employer fire me because he finds out I've put in applications elsewhere?
That was their reason... they heard I was looking for a job somewhere else, and they don't think I'm happy with my job, so they are going to have to let me go.... can they do that?

Dave Jaune
Is it illegal for an employer to ask your date of birth on an online job application as a required field.?
I have had a few employers list the question on their online job applications "What is your date of birth". They mark this as a required field so that you have to answer the question to apply for the position.
Is that legal, and if so, how is that not age discrimination?
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I realize that for some positions they require you to be 18 or 21, however that question can be asked simply by stating the question "are you 18 or over" which many site do without pinpointing your exact age. I have read the training manual for NAPS which states that the question cannot be asked due to age discrimination and our policy in recruiting at my company was never to ask that question for the same reason. I am over 40 which puts me in the category for age discrination. You may be able to get a basic idea of a persons age in an interview, however at least you got the interview to discuss your skills and sell yourself. By asking the question online you can immediately disqualify them by age. If this is not an illegal practice, then it should be!

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i dont think so
i think they have a right to know
because what if its a 13 year old or 70year old is applying for the job

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Deborah G
Technically it is supposed to be a mute point , however it is necessary.
On line apps have a disadvantage for the employer in that they can not see the applicant and may very well be screening someone either who is a juvenile, the opposite gender, or posing as hire-able using someone else's profile and identification. Such as an inmate from a prison.
To help yourself in the application process, focus on your personal qualities and experiences.
Like- I am very out going, a team player, motivated, enjoy learning.

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No it is not illegal for an employer to ask your date of birth or social security number on an online job application. An employer is not going to hire you without verifying that you are who you say you are. They are going to run a credit report/background check and view your past job history, credit history, and any criminal background that you may have.

You should be wary of any online job applications. There are tons of fake job postings out there. Craigslist is the worst site regarding fake ads. There is a reason the majority of postings do not include a company, address, or phone number. The ads are fake and they are looking for you to provide your name, address, and personal information. There are no actual positions to apply for. They just want to use your personal information.

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subtle distinction: asking for DOB is legal. asking for age is not.

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its not illegal they ask to see if your old enough for the job

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Ryan M
Age discrimination ONLY applies to those over 40. Asking your birthday on an application is not a form of discrimination no more than by having an interview and the person seeing that you are black.

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They Call Me Nardo
if the job requires certain tasks, say driving a company vehicle or handling tobacco or alcohol, then you have to be a certain age.

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for some jobs you have to be atleast 18 or even 21. I would say that it could be very much needed to determine if you were eligable for the job

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Wow, there are a lot of incredibly bad answers on here. I truly wish people would not answer just because they "think" they know the answer, and only answer if they are qualified! As an employer, I can tell you that it is not recommended to ask for a DOB on applications. The only time I should need your birth date is AFTER you are hired! I am not entirely sure that it is illegal, though I can tell you that I would never put out an application without having had my legal team approve it first. The person who said that the company needs it to run a background check is backwards in her thinking. I can't run a background check on you unless you sign authorization for me to do so, not to mention the fact that I wouldn't spend the money to do so simply based on an application! It would have to be someone I was seriously interested in for that position for me to run a background check.

Again, I am not sure that it is illegal, but I do think it's unethical to ask for that information. It's also a legal nightmare to have that in your application because there is a great risk of people such as yourself suing the company for discrimination based on age. And you are correct, 40+ is the category for age discrimination. That is dangerous territory and not an area I would like to tangle with. You can ask for a SSN on the application, but at least that is not an area that can be used for discrimination purposes.

I agree with you that the DOB question is inappropriate and unnecessary. If they have a minimum age requirement for working there, they should edit the question appropriately.

You mentioned something about the field being a required one, so it sounds like you can't bypass the question. I say just go for it and fill it out truthfully. (If you lie and they discover that later, you can be terminated if already hired.) If they call you in for an interview, all is well. If they don't...well, if you have all of the qualifications to meet the job, I suppose you could have a case. Whether you would win is another thing entirely,however. I don't advocate just suing someone because you can, and I don't get the feeling that is what you are after either. But it does sound fishy to me.

You could try calling them about their application, but then you also run the risk of potentially being labeled a troublemaker and might not get any interview at all!

It's a tough one. Simply because they ask for that info doesn't mean they DO discriminate, but I think you have reason to be skeptical in this case. Good luck!

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