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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Dover?

Employment law refers to the body of laws in Dover 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 Dover must be understood by employers and employees.

"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 specific period of time. In "at-will" employment, either the employer or the worker may terminate the job at any time, just as long as the reasons for doing so 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 Dover.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Dover

Discrimination is illegal at any point of employment such as hiring policies, wage distribution, and terminations, according to laws which apply to residents of Dover. People who live and work in Dover must follow laws which make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of particular categories. These categories include race, gender, age, national origin, and disability.

Discrimination claims can typically 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 Dover

Dover, Delaware is the capital of Delaware, and its second-largest city. It has a population of about 36,000 people.

Dover, Delaware was founded in 1683 by British colonists. Dover is perhaps best known as being the home of Caesar Rodney, a popular lawyer and wartime leader during the American Revolution. The city was also an important stop on the Underground Railroad, even though the population of Dover was sharply divided on the issue of slavery. Many Dover, Delaware lawyers helped runaway slaves once they arrived.

Modernly, Dover's economy is fairly diverse. The largest employer in Dover, as well as in the entire state of Delaware, is the state government. The vast majority of the state's administrative functions are located in and around Dover. Another major employer is the Dover Air Force Base. This federal presence, along with the state government, employs many Dover, Delaware lawyers.

Residents of Dover, Delaware who need legal advice should have little trouble finding a good Dover, Delaware attorney.

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