What is the Law Regarding Employment in Monterey?
Employment law refers to the body of laws in Monterey that regulate employees, employers, and independent contractors. Employment issues that are controlled by these laws include hiring policies, wage amounts, and termination procedures. Employers and their employees alike should be aware of Monterey employment laws.
"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms
Majority of the time employment is considered to be "at-will", although in some instances there might be an employment contract between the employer and employee for a set period of time. "At-will" employers or employees can end the employment at any given time, if the reasons are not illegal. Laws of both the state and federal government decide which employment terms are valid and enforceable should there be a contract between the Monterey employee and employer.
Anti-Discrimination laws in Monterey
Laws that make discrimination illegal at all stages of employment including hiring, wages, and termination policies, all apply to Monterey citizens. Monterey residents must follow laws which prohibit employer discrimination against members of different classes. These classes include age, gender, race, religion, disability, and national origin.
Claims for employment discrimination may be filed with an administrative agency such as EEOC. Attorneys often specialize in employment discrimination.