Fee for job application to outside vendor.

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Fee for job application to outside vendor.

I’m being asked to provide a fee to apply for a teaching job (receives federal funding) to an outside contractor. Is this legal? The fee is $45 some of it goes to cover the operating costs of the vendor (which is the only way to apply) and some of it goes to ” indicate to a district that you really want to work for them” (quote taken from said vendors website)

Asked on June 5, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Oregon

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MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

Sounds fishy. Immediately, and I mean immediately, contact the Oregon Attorney General's office and the Federal Trade Commission:

http://www.doj.state.or.us/

http://www.ftc.gov/

Is it a visa application? Really doesn't sound right.


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