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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.

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Alison Doyle at’s Job Searching Site: Pay for Snow Days

Do You Know What You're Worth?

“Are you entitled to get paid if your company closes because of the weather or if you can’t make it into to work because of the weather?” Doyle asks. “There are several factors involved, including whether you are an exempt employee or non-exempt employee, federal and state law, and company policy.”

The full breakdown of who can expect snow-day pay is here; if you’re scheduled for the weekend and you live between D.C. and New England, now’s an especially good time to figure out where you stand.

(If you’re a manager looking for some general guidance on snow days now that winter seems to have finally arrived in North America, this Fast Track piece from Alison Green is the place to start.)

Don Goodman at Careerealism: 3 Ways to Avoid Age Discrimination On Your Resume

“Age discrimination in employment is illegal, but it’s something that can happen whether you’re young or old,” writes Goodman. “Even at the initial stage of the job search process – when you apply – employers are already scanning for information that may hint at your age. Your resume may be the culprit.”

How do employers figure out how old you are? Graduation dates are one obvious giveaway, but there are a few other places on your resume where you might be telling a biased hiring manager more than you meant to reveal.

Lisa Rangel at Chameleon Resumes: 16 Super Easy Actions to Take After a Networking Event

“According to a study done by CareerXRoads, more than 27% of external hires in America are from referrals. In fact, it’s the top external source of hires today,” writes Rangel. “…So we know why we network, but what do you do to follow up after a networking event?”

Don’t just toss business cards in a drawer or add contacts and forget them. Rangel’s ideas, which include Googling the people you just met and connecting on social media, will help you build your network for real, instead of just crossing another networking event off your to-do list.

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