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Re: isnt it illegal for a store not to hire you if your under 18

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You may be thinking that it's age discrimination to deny anyone under 18.  Well, it isn't.  That's just the standards that they set.  Some stores don't want to have to deal with child labor laws, and, if you're under 18, those laws apply to you.  They are restricted as to how many hours you can work, how much work you can do, etc.  That, and sometimes stores want someone who isn't necessarily 18, but has at least their high school diploma.


well i do have my diploma
and i know its illegal to deny you a job if you are too old so whats the difference


You still have to be 18 to do certain jobs regardless if you have your diploma or not.  See my other post.



ok if that is true how come i can be hired at hollywood video and not blockbuster or hired at best buy and not hired at frys


I don't know, you would have to call the store and ask them.  I guess it's just their policy.  The owners can do whatever they want and hire whoever they want.
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Re: isnt it illegal for a store not to hire you if your under 18

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I think it's legal..

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Re: isnt it illegal for a store not to hire you if your under 18

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i think it depends on the job, my bro got a job at 16 as a bus boy at an Italian Resturant



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Re: isnt it illegal for a store not to hire you if your under 18

Apr 21, 2007
Depends on the job that are affected the state and federal laws. Bartending is a state law, in Iowa you only have to be 18 while 21 in Illinois. Demolition, rule of thumb, if you have to wear a hardhat, you need to be 18. Not always true, but most of the time.
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Re: isnt it illegal for a store not to hire you if your under 18

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I work at blockbuster, I applied one week before I turned 18. I was denied because I wasn't yet 18. (18 and under, you can't work certian hours.)
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Re: isnt it illegal for a store not to hire you if your under 18

Apr 21, 2007


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I work at blockbuster, I applied one week before I turned 18. I was denied because I wasn't yet 18. (18 and under, you can't work certian hours.)



You would think they take in consideration to start you after your birthday. My parents are suggesting I do that right now since my birthday is in 2 weeks.
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I don't think it's illegal. I mean, they have the right to choose who their employees are and the age group they have to be in. You look at being 5 months away from 18 as 18 right now, but they don't. Different prespectives. Also, I think the legal work age is 16, at least in Canada it is.
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PSPplayer17 wrote:
I work at blockbuster, I applied one week before I turned 18. I was denied because I wasn't yet 18. (18 and under, you can't work certian hours.)



You would think they take in consideration to start you after your birthday. My parents are suggesting I do that right now since my birthday is in 2 weeks.


I couldn't get past a certian point in the application because of my birthdate
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Re: isnt it illegal for a store not to hire you if your under 18

Apr 21, 2007


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Most stores require you to be at least 16 to work there.



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Re: isnt it illegal for a store not to hire you if your under 18

Apr 21, 2007
depends on the store

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