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Old 12-04-2011, 03:14 PM
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Location: Midwestern Dystopia
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I have a part-time job , if prospective employers are interested in hiring me for another job, either another part time or full time job can my current employer give out hours worked year-to-date/monthly/weekly, or average hours worked for me?
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:08 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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...can my current employer give out hours worked year-to-date/monthly/weekly, or average hours worked for me?
Of course they "could". Will they is another matter.
Have you considered showing your pay stub with the YTD data?
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:04 PM
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Of course they "could". Will they is another matter.
Have you considered showing your pay stub with the YTD data?
sure, I was just wondering about the legalities about the question, like some questions can't be asked or won't be asked b/c of legal reasons or fear of being sued

some employers will only give dates and job titles for instance

is it something they can legally ask and can legally be answered?
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:07 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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sure, I was just wondering about the legalities...
The issue is the 3rd party aspect...
some outside person asking for private documents SHOULD be refused without your expressed permission. At best this becomes cumbersome.

hth
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:28 PM
Status: "BRCL time with C...." (set 23 days ago)
 
Location: Midwestern Dystopia
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The issue is the 3rd party aspect...
some outside person asking for private documents SHOULD be refused without your expressed permission. At best this becomes cumbersome.

hth
but can the employer just say, ''averages 27 hrs / week" over the phone if asked?

they may just be asking for confirmation of hours, there's a big difference b/t saying " I work 10 hrs / week" and " I work 32 hrs / week" at my PT job.

or another way: if I say I work 32hrs week but really average 27 hrs --- it may seem like I'm lying or trying to embellish more hours worked when I'm just really a little off on my math.

just curious if it's normal in PT jobs for employers to give average totals for hours worked if requested b/c I've never really worked part time.

asking for documents is one thing, but do they typically just tell a caller your average hours worked? where's the law on the verbal side of it?

thanks for your help.
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:43 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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It's legal for people to ask and for them to answer, the question is whether they feel comfortable answering, because they may be afraid
of being sued by you if the answer results in you not getting the other job. You should tell your current employer ahead of time and only give out accurate information that will be confirmed to the prospective employer. If you embellished and your boss gives a factual answer you will most likely be found to have a fraudulent application.
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Old 12-05-2011, 04:52 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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but can the employer just say, ''averages 27 hrs / week" over the phone if asked?

where's the law on the verbal side of it?

thanks for your help.
There is no law that either prohibits a prospective employer asking the number of hours you're working for another employer and no law which prohibits that employer from answering the question. If you work variable part time hours then just write in the variables. This is not an issue.
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:46 PM
 
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I don't think it matters. don't worry about it unless your not telling the truth about your work history. I know you wouldn't do that.
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