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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Hamden?

Employment law refers to the body of laws in Hamden that govern employees, employers, and independent contractors. Employment issues that are regulated by these laws include hiring policies, wage amounts, and termination procedures. Employment law in Hamden should be understood by employers and employees.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

"At-will" employment is the most common form 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 may 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, regulations from both the state and federal government will apply to the city of Hamden

Anti-Discrimination laws in Hamden

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

Discrimination claims can usually 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 Hamden

The town of Hamden is situated in New Haven County, Connecticut, about halfway between New York and Boston. It has a population of about 58,000 and is a suburb of New Haven city. Hamden is nicknamed "the land of the Sleeping Giant", after the unique Sleeping Giant hill formation located in the more rural northern section of town.

Hamden has been described as an unique blend of both urban and suburban ways of life. This is demonstrated by its outstanding educational resources and its "New England charm". It was listed as #33 on Fortune Magazine's list of "Best Places to Live and Launch".

Besides its residential appeal, Hamden boasts a considerable amount of industry and commercial activities. Major employers in Hamden include Quinnipiac University, Area Cooperative Education Services, and Harborside Health Care. Many residents also enjoy a pleasant commute to neighboring cities such as New Haven.

Lawyers in Hamden are active in both the business community and local government efforts. Hamden, Connecticut lawyers will usually begin their representation of clients by filing at the New Haven Superior Court, which handles a wide range of criminal and civil matters.

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