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What is the Law Regarding Employment in New Haven?

Employment law refers to the body of laws in New Haven 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 New Haven 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. When the parties use an employment contract, the terms of employment will be controlled by their state and federal laws, as applied to people living in New Haven.

Anti-Discrimination laws in New Haven

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

Employment discrimination claims are often heard by an administrative agency like the EEOC. Furthermore, some attorneys are specialists in the discrimination field.

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Life in New Haven

New Haven, Connecticut is located in New Haven County. With a population of over 129,000, it is the second largest city in Connecticut. New Haven is known for being home to Yale University, an Ivy League school. The city has been nicknamed "The City of Elms" due to its extensive canopy of trees.

Aside from Yale University, New Haven's economy is driven by health care facilities, financial companies, retail, and professional services (legal and engineering). The downtown New Haven area has been described as an "upscale downtown", as it is more residential in character than most typical downtowns. In particular, the New Haven Green community has been revitalized to include condominiums and apartment complexes. The downtown area also has many retail stores and restaurants, making it an ideal scene for the nightlife.

In addition to its highly intellectual and political culture, New Haven offers some of the nation's best cuisines. A popular local favorite is New Haven pizza, called "apizza", which comes in several variations. Downtown has been recognized as serving the country's "finest Spanish food". New Haven has also served as home for several presidents, Bill Clinton, William Howard Taft, Gerald Ford, and the Bush family.

New Haven, Connecticut lawyers offer services to meet the city's unique legal needs. Lawyers in New Haven practice law in many fields and are familiar with the laws of Connecticut. New Haven County operates its own local bar association apart from the state Connecticut Bar Association.

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