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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Palo Alto?

Employment law refers to the body of laws in Palo Alto that govern employees, employers, and independent contractors. Employment issues that are regulated by these laws include hiring policies, wage amounts, and termination procedures. Employers and their employees alike should be knowledgeable of Palo Alto employment laws.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

Sometimes an employment contract is used that sets a specific length of employment, but most of the times employment is considered to be on an "at-will" basis. "At-will" employment means that either the employer or the employee can terminate the position at any given time, even without a specific reason, so long as the termination does not violate the law When the parties use an employment contract, the terms of employment will be regulated by their state and federal laws, as applied to people living in Palo Alto.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Palo Alto

Palo Alto citizens must abide by laws which make discrimination illegal at all phases of employment, including hiring workers, wage disputes, and terminating procedures. Residents of Palo Alto are regulated by laws which make it illegal to discriminate against members of certain categories. These categories include race, age, gender, national origin, disability, and religion.

Claims for employment discrimination can be filed with an administrative agency such as EEOC. Lawyers often specialize in employment discrimination.

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Life in Palo Alto

Palo Alto, California is a city in Santa Clara County. It has a population of approximately 64,400 people.

Palo Alto is best known for being the home of Stanford University, which is one of the top universities in the country. Stanford is particularly known for its law school, which consistently ranks as one of the top 3 law schools in the United States, along with Harvard and Yale. Stanford University has produced some of the most successful lawyers in Palo Alto, California.

Because of its location in Silicon Valley, and the presence of a world-class law school, some of the biggest and most well-known law firms in the world have opened offices in Palo Alto.

If you need legal representation, it's almost certain that there's a Palo Alto, California who has the expertise needed to help. Palo Alto, California attorneys are capable of handling a wide range of legal problems.

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