Santa Cruz Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Santa Cruz?

Employment law refers to the body of laws in Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz employment laws.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

Occasionally an employment contract is used that sets a particular length of employment, but most of the times employment is considered to be on an "at-will" basis. "At-will" employment implies that either the employer or employee can end the job at any time for any reason, so long as it is not illegal to do so In the instance that the employer and employee have an employment contract, laws from both the state and federal government will apply to the city of Santa Cruz

Anti-Discrimination laws in Santa Cruz

Laws that make discrimination illegal at all stages of employment including hiring, wages, and termination policies, all apply to Santa Cruz citizens. People living in Santa Cruz must abide by laws stating it is illegal for employers to discriminate against people who belong to specific classes. These classes may be based on race, national origin, gender, religion, disability, and age.

A claim regarding discrimination can be heard at an administrative agency like EEOC. Many lawyers specialize in the field of employment discrimination.

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Life in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California is the largest city in, and county seat of, Santa Cruz County. It has a population of about 60,000 people.

Santa Cruz was the location of a Spanish settlement that was established in 1791. Beginning in the mid-20th century, and continuing to this day, Santa Cruz has long been a center of liberal and progressive social activism. In 1992, Santa Cruz, California became one of the first cities in the United States to legalize medical marijuana. The presence of the University of California, Santa Cruz adds to this culture of activism. It is also the largest employer in Santa Cruz, with about 7,000 workers.

UC Santa Cruz does not have a law school, but many of its graduates go on to attend other California law schools, and become successful Santa Cruz, California lawyers.

If you are a resident of Santa Cruz, and are in need of legal help, you can almost certainly find a Santa Cruz, California attorney who can assist you.

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