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Online Financial Advisor & Investing Advice. Punch list. Q From Ellen Smithee: A comment in the February issue of Angie’s List Monthly says that the term punch list gets its name from a period when contractors would punch a hole next to each completed item on a project list.

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The hole would go through two sheets, creating a copy for the customer. EconomUS. What We Do. Busy Peeps. Cultural References. Economy. WORLD VIEWS. When It All Comes Together. Better On! GOVERNMENT SERVICES. Illegal Job Application Questions. By FreeAdvice staff Employers must give careful consideration to questions used in job applications.

Illegal Job Application Questions

In some cases, certain questions are legal, in others they are not. For employers and potential employees, it’s important to become familiar with the types of questions that can (and cannot) be asked during the hiring process. This will help employer’s avoid a lawsuit and potential employees will have the information needed to determine if he or she is the victim of employment discrimination. Age and Date of Birth Generally, age is considered not to be relevant in most hiring decisions, and therefore, date-of-birth questions are improper.

Gender, Race, Religion and National Origin Generally, questions should not be asked about gender, race, religion, and national origin, either on employment applications or during job interviews. Date of Birth Information, Age Discrimination and Background Checks. By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources Most authorities agree that any information tending to reveal a job applicant’s age should not be requested on an employer application form or during an oral interview.

Date of Birth Information, Age Discrimination and Background Checks

Asking for date of birth during the selection process could violate the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 as well as various state civil rights laws. Asking for date of birth tends to deter older applicants from applying. If the application material contains date of birth information, the inference is that a firm may be methodically denying consideration of older workers. Social Security Numbers for Online Job Applications.

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Social Security Numbers for Online Job Applications

Almost all of my job applications are filled out online. On rare occasion I will be asked for my social security number. If a company asks me to provide them with my social security number in order to apply for a job I question whether I want to work for that organization. As a Human Resource professional I am aware that the social security number is required to conduct a background check however no background check should be run until both parties show mutual interest with a strong possibility of a job offer being imminent. A history of the minimum wage since 1938. Minimum Wages and Employment: A Review of Evidence from the New Minimum Wage Research. NBER Working Paper No. 12663Issued in November 2006NBER Program(s): LS We review the burgeoning literature on the employment effects of minimum wages - in the United States and other countries - that was spurred by the new minimum wage research beginning in the early 1990s.

Minimum Wages and Employment: A Review of Evidence from the New Minimum Wage Research

Our review indicates that there is a wide range of existing estimates and, accordingly, a lack of consensus about the overall effects on low-wage employment of an increase in the minimum wage. However, the oft-stated assertion that recent research fails to support the traditional view that the minimum wage reduces the employment of low-wage workers is clearly incorrect. A sizable majority of the studies surveyed in this monograph give a relatively consistent (although not always statistically significant) indication of negative employment effects of minimum wages.

This paper is available as PDF (707 K) or via email. This paper was revised on January 19, 2007 Acknowledgments Published: D. UC Berkeley Labor Center. April 2014, by Miranda Dietz, Dave Graham-Squire, and Ken Jacobs.

UC Berkeley Labor Center

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w12663. Why Every Small Employer Should Sign Up For Obamacare's SHOP Exchange. Creating Good Jobs in Our Communities. SOURCE: iStockphoto Given the public’s desire for both creating jobs and raising the quality of jobs, this report assesses the question of whether or not business assistance living wage laws reduce jobs and economic development activity in the cities that choose to pass them.

Creating Good Jobs in Our Communities

By T. William Lester and Ken Jacobs | November 30, 2010 Read the full report (pdf) Download the introduction and executive summary (pdf) Download the report to mobile devices and e-readers from Scribd Event: Are Higher Standards for Workers Good for Local Economic Development? Executive summary From sports arenas to high-tech manufacturing zones and from commercial office buildings to big-box retail, local governments spend billions of dollars every year to entice private businesses to invest in their communities and create jobs. Cities across the country are working to gain greater control over these projects and help create quality jobs by attaching wage standards to their economic development subsidies.

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Bud Caddell WhatConsumesMe

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