Legally Speaking

What you can--and can't--ask potential job candidates.

It's illegal to ask an applicant his or her age. This lawwas designed primarily to protect people over the age of 40.However, it is legal to ask applicants if they're over 18. Ifthey're not, you need to know because of federal, state andlocal child labor laws. What's crazy about this law is that youcan't ask someone how old he or she is in an interview, but youcan ask for date of birth on an employment application. You figureit out!

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