Fort Collins Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Fort Collins?

Employment law refers to the body of laws in Fort Collins 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 Fort Collins employment laws.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

Most forms of work relationships are "at-will", though in some circumstances the employer and employee will have an employment contract for a set period of time. So long as the reasons are not in violation of law, either the employee or the employer may end the position at any time under an "at-will" arrangement. If an employment contract exists between the parties, state and federal laws will decide the validity and enforcement of the contract terms for people living in Fort Collins.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Fort Collins

Laws that make discrimination illegal at all stages of employment including hiring, wages, and termination policies, all apply to Fort Collins citizens. People who live and work in Fort Collins must follow laws which make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of specific categories. These categories include race, gender, age, national origin, and disability.

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 Fort Collins

Fort Collins is a medium-sized city. It is a home-rule municipality, meaning that it is not part of any county, and the state of Colorado has delegated some of its authority to the city, which the city can exercise within its own borders. It has a population of about 137,000. Fort Collins is generally known as a college town, being home to Colorado State University. The city of Fort Collins frequently ranks near the top of Money Magazine's list of best places in the U.S. to live. Because of the large college-aged demographic, Fort Collins has a thriving music and art scene, as well as a large number of well-regarded microbreweries. Fort Collins has a healthy and diverse economy, with major employers such as Colorado State University, Hewlett Packard, AMD, Wal-Mart, and many others providing thousands of public and private-sector jobs, in a wide variety of fields. Given its size, diversity, and vitality, it should come as no surprise that, with all the business that's done in Fort Collins, there are sometimes legal issues. For that reason, it shouldn't be a surprise that there are many Fort Collins, Colorado lawyers who are very skilled. If you're facing a legal issue, a Fort Collins, Colorado lawyer can help.

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