Guilford Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Guilford?

Employment law refers to the body of laws in Guilford that regulate employees, employers, and independent contractors. Employment issues that are controlled by these laws include hiring policies, wage amounts, and termination procedures. Employment law in Guilford must be understood by employers and employees.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

"At-will" employment is the most common type of employment, but in some cases there may be an employment contract guaranteeing payments for six months to a year. "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 Guilford

Anti-Discrimination laws in Guilford

Laws that make discrimination illegal at all stages of employment including hiring, wages, and termination policies, all apply to Guilford citizens. Guilford residents must follow laws which prohibit employer discrimination against members of different classes. These classes include age, gender, race, religion, disability, and national origin.

Discrimination claims can generally be heard in front of an administrative agency such as the EEOC. Some attorneys specialize in the field of discrimination claims.

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Life in Guilford

Guilford was settled in 1639 and is one of the oldest cities in the state of Connecticut. It is located in New Haven County and has a population of about 22,000. The city is noted for its collection of historic homes. The Henry Whitfield house in Guilford is the oldest dwelling structure in Connecticut and the oldest stone house in all of North America.

Currently Guilford is a great area to live and visit if you are looking for an old "green town" feel. The city is lively and hosts a mix of annual events such as the Guilford LobsterFest and the Guilford Fair. Guilford also has many town parks which perfect for such activities as jogging, bocce games, ice skating, and winter sports.

Historic places to visit in Guilford are numerous and provide people with a glimpse into early American settlement life. Some of these places are the Guilford Historic Town Center and the Comfort Starr House. The Guilford Green is the town's pride and center of activity for the community. Many of the city's most important events such as graduations are held there. It is also a great backdrop for photo sessions.

Lawyers in Guilford, Connecticut typically file their cases at the nearby New Haven County Courthouse. The court hears claims in civil, criminal, and family, traffic, and juvenile law. Guilford lawyers may be contacted for advice and representation in a wide range of legal matters.

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