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Monday, April 25, 2016

Age Bias: Do Hiring Managers Care That Federal Laws Prohibit Age Discrimination When Hiring?

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Many people struggle with the definition of "age discrimination in the workplace." Although, ageism can affect workers at all stages of their lives, there are specific laws intended to protect 40 plus year old job seekers from age discrimination.  

But do hiring managers really pay any attention to laws regarding age discrimination? What are your thoughts and comments? 

This information is provided by the The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.(Editor's note).

Frequently Asked Questions

Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination 
Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Laws

What Are the Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination?

    * Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin;
    * the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA), which protects men and women who perform substantially equal work in the same establishment from sex-based wage discrimination;
    * the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), which protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older;
    * Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended (ADA), which prohibit employment discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in the private sector, and in state and local governments;
    * Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities who work in the federal government;
    * Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), which prohibits employment discrimination based on genetic information about an applicant, employee, or former employee; and     
   * the Civil Rights Act of 1991, which, among other things, provides monetary damages in cases of intentional employment discrimination.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces all of these laws. EEOC also provides oversight and coordination of all federal equal employment opportunity regulations, practices, and policies.

Other federal laws, not enforced by EEOC, also prohibit discrimination and reprisal against federal employees and applicants. The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA) contains a number of prohibitions, known as prohibited personnel practices, which are designed to promote overall fairness in federal personnel actions. 5 U.S.C. 2302. The CSRA prohibits any employee who has authority to take certain personnel actions from discriminating for or against employees or applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability. 

It also provides that certain personnel actions can not be based on attributes or conduct that do not adversely affect employee performance, such as marital status and political affiliation. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has interpreted the prohibition of discrimination based on conduct to include discrimination based on sexual orientation. The CSRA also prohibits reprisal against federal employees or applicants for whistle-blowing, or for exercising an appeal, complaint, or grievance right. The CSRA is enforced by both the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).

Additional information about the enforcement of the CSRA may be found on the OPM website from OSC at (202) 653-7188 and from MSPB at (202) 653-6772.

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    Sunday, April 17, 2016

    There's Still Time To Do Your Own Taxes

    30 Tips to Doing Your Own Taxes  -  MONEY MAGAZINE 

    (Editor's Note) This is just the kind of advice you need to complete your taxes this year. Use it to review before submitting your taxes online or if you haven't started yet - get busy! Here's a sample of the tips you'll get in this very helpful article:

    17. Check Your Job Search Expenses

    Were you unemployed or looking for a new job in your current profession in 2015? “You should be aware of the income tax deduction that may be available with respect to job search costs,” said Rosen. “Qualifying expenses are deductible even if they do not result in a new job being offered or accepted,” she added.
    Job search expenses might include fees you paid for online search services, outplacement agencies or travel to interviews. The 2015 standard mileage rate for auto expenses is 57.5 cents per mile.
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    Sunday, April 10, 2016

    NYT: Job Hunting in the Digital Age

    (Editor's Note) This article, from The New York Times by Tara Siegel Bernard, is targeting a younger audience, but the message is applicable to job seekers of all ages. It is important to understand that 21st century technology has changed job hunting strategies. If you are in a career transition and not paying attention to sites liked Linkedin or to keywords in your resume, you could be sabotaging your job search.

    "Make sure you are carefully reviewing the job description and aligning your experience and transferable skills based on what the organization is looking for, said Mercy Eyadial, Associate Vice President of Career Development and Corporate Development and at Wake Forest University. If you don't, you risk not showing up in the list of potential candidates for consideration which is often based on keyword searches."

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    Sunday, March 27, 2016

    Don't Trust Anyone Over 30! The Times Have Changed

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    Was your career booming in the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s? 

     “Don’t Trust Anyone Over 30”  Remember the line? It was from the cult movie “Wild in the Streets."

    In this 1968 film, those over 30 were put in concentration camps to finish out the rest of their lives taking LSD. For some job seekers, that is the only explanation for today's job market - a bad LSD trip! It's hard for many us who are 40,50, 60 and even 70 years old to watch Father Time move forward at seemingly faster than light speed. Wasn't it just 1975?

    Back in the day, there was an abundance of exciting and well paying jobs for both those that attended and did not attend college. Since 9/11, the brakes have a distinctive screeching sound and smell of burning rubber. As if the pads need to be replaced all too frequently. 

     The facts are: 
    1. There are fewer jobs today that are just right for you. 
    2.  Many are lower paying jobs.
    3.  Many require new job skills.
    4. The jobs are not as rewarding for most It can be very discouraging.
     It starts feeling like the hamster that keeps running round and round on its metal wheel. BUT! Yes, I know you knew there had to be a BUT. The world can still feel abundant for those that seek out new opportunities. Yes it is harder, and we are perhaps a little more battle worn, but every day there are millions of jobs available for the taking. Currently,there are approximately 4 million unfilled jobs according to Forbes. 

     To successfully get hired is no longer a straight line. It is a path that requires highly trained skills that few either have or are willing to learn. 

     So lets touch on 5 Habits To Beat Age Discrimination in Hiring that, from our perspective, separate the ultimate winners from the rest during a successful job search.
    1. Establishing a grand aggressive job search plan over 90 days. 
    2. Creating a resume and Linkedin profile that represent your most current and relevant accomplishment, not just your skills. 
    3. Really being comfortable with the technically tools in today's world. Not as a an abstract basis like you studied it in a text book. But your body smells of it.
    4. Practicing/Rehearsing- interview questions over and over and over. Answering the tough questions that could be based on your age. 
    5. Networking at strategic and stratospheric levels. Local physical networking, phone , Facebook, Linkedin connections, groups, Tweeter and more. Finding who the decision makers are not just the HR blockers and tacklers. 
     Why you should: Because if you don't, you're fighting without the arsenal to win. 

     The facts are still here: 
    •  7.4 % unemployment rate Average duration of job search for unemployed workers age 55 to 64 was 11 months.3 months longer than age 24-36. 
    •  4.2 million people are unemployed over 27 weeks. 
    •  Younger workers unemployment is more severe than older workers: avg 16.8% vs 5.6%
     AARP's most recent study indicated that approximately half of those surveyed believed that age discrimination was part of the reason they were unemployed. If you want to start practicing the 5 Habits now, just start with some of these tools. They work when practiced. But that's up to you. Enjoy your Labor Day at the beach, In the mountains, on the lake or just at your family barbeque. Tuesday will once again be race day. Are you ready to compete? Tell us about your own experiences in your job search in the comments below.


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