PayScale’s VIP Blog Roundup: Do I Get Paid for That Snow Day?

Snow days aren't as much fun for adults as they are for kids, especially if you're not quite sure what inclement weather means for your paycheck. In this week's roundup, we look at who gets paid during snow days and other days off due to inclement weather, plus how to protect yourself from age discrimination on your resume and what to do right after a networking event.

When Discrimination Is Allowed: About Bona Fide Occupational Qualifications

As a general rule, employers are not allowed to discriminate based on certain factors like sex and sometimes age. However, what many people do not understand is that anti-discrimination laws like the Civil Rights Act or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act actually do allow for discrimination under some circumstances. One time employers are allowed to discriminate is if they are doing so because of a "bona fide occupational qualification." Both federal and most state anti-discrimination laws also allow for this defense.

7 Tactics to Avoid the ‘Overqualified’ Blues

Until now, you may have believed that it was a good thing to have lots of skills and an over-abundance of job experience. After all, you've worked hard over the years to build that portfolio and to earn every line on your resume. In the sometimes-backwards world of the job hunt, that gold-plated resume may actually be sending up red flags to your prospective employer.

How to Get the Job When You’re ‘Too Old for IT’

Blame TV shows featuring underage hackers or our post-Facebook culture for equating innovation with college kids who will drop out when they make their first million. Whatever the reason, it's a fact that many companies fill their IT jobs with folks who seem barely old enough to drive. But what if you're a slightly more experienced candidate?

Over 50 and Looking for Work

Workers over the age of 50 have their own unique set of problems to overcome, but there are ways for older job seekers to find work that suits them.

Does Age Affect Productivity?

Does productivity decline with age? A recent study suggests otherwise, claiming today's generation is actually earning less and not as likely to obtain as many academic credentials as workers older than 60. Boy, how times have changed.