Help Wanted: Boss not obligated to pay for partying

DEAR CARRIE: Our company is moving to a new system for handing out work orders that includes time slips that have to be filled out and turned in by a certain time. This is a dramatic change for us because we have always had a tolerant policy about time. We are all exempt employees and just focused on getting the job done on time. Since we adopted the new system, the managers have said we have to meet the deadline for time slips or we will not be paid. When I questioned one of the owners about the legality of not paying employees, he said, "Well maybe I'll just hold it a couple of days until a time slip is produced." It this legal?

Rex Huppke: Still a long way to go with workplace discrimination

Most Americans believe workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is illegal under federal law.

Genealogist digs deep to unearth family roots

Genealogists - those who accurately can trace a line of family descent through generations - are sometimes misunderstood. It's easy to confuse them with services that sell generic information about last names and even coats of arms with dubious scholarship.

Diane Stafford: Fast-food workers' pitch for higher pay turning into civil rights issue

A year ago, Terrance Wise first stepped forward to become a protest leader among Kansas City fast-food workers. This year, he addressed the national NAACP convention with his message:

Liz Reyer: Dealing with co-worker's promotion-related jealousy

Q: I'm quite new in my organization and was promoted over someone who's been here a lot longer. She's not happy but does not report to me - how do I handle it?


See how your resume compares to other job seekers that have applied for the same position

Ever send a resume to an employer and feel like it was lost in a black hole? According to a Personified survey of 250,000 job seekers, nearly 60 percent of job applicants reported they never received a response from employers they recently applied to for a job. CareerBuilder launched a free tool this week called hireINSIDER that helps to remove some of the guesswork from the application process by enabling job seekers to see how they stack up against other applicants for a job. By getting an inside peek into the qualifications of other candidates, job seekers are able to better assess if they are a viable candidate for the job and the likelihood of an employer contacting them.

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Website Makes Finding a Job in Dallas Easy

As a Dallas job seeker, finding the right job position means starting at the right website. There are ways to make your Dallas job search a little bit easier. Here are 10 tips from career experts to simplify your job search:

1. Learn how to get past the generic HR inbox

Typically e-mailing your résumé human resources or filling out an online application means it will get short shrift once opened on the other end. Most of the time it's being pre-screened by a software program for keywords that correspond with the job requirements. "People need to understand what an applicant tracking system is, what it looks for and how to maximize the odds that your résumé will pass through the [system], and move on to human eyeballs," explains Jenny Foss, a career expert who blogs.

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