Meriden Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Meriden?

Employment law refers to the body of laws in Meriden 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 Meriden 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" employers or employees can end the employment at any given time, if the reasons are not illegal. 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 Meriden.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Meriden

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

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 Meriden

Meriden, Connecticut is a city in New Haven County. It currently has a population of about 60,000 people.

Meriden, which was originally part of Wallingford, became a separate city in 1727, and was incorporated in 1867. During the Industrial Revolution, Meriden earned the nickname "The Silver City," because it was a major center for the manufacture of silver products. The Parker Brothers gun company was founded in Meriden, and the manufacture of firearms during the Civil War and Spanish-American war was a major source of factory jobs in the area. The gun companywas not affiliated with the toy and game company of the same name.

Like many cities whose economies were based on manufacturing, Meriden has fallen on hard economic times in recent decades, with the closing of many of the factories that drove its economy. However, as with most of these cities, Meriden's economy is gradually recovering and diversifying.

Meriden, Connecticut lawyers are ready to handle virtually any case that a resident of the area is likely to face. If you have any legal issue, you shouldn't hesitate to call a Meriden, Connecticut lawyer.

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