Clearwater Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Clearwater?

Employment law refers to the body of laws in Clearwater that govern employees, employers, and independent contractors. Employment issues that are regulated by these laws include hiring policies, wage amounts, and termination procedures. A basic understanding of Clearwater employment laws is required for both the employee and their employer.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

Most of the time employment is considered to be "at-will", although in some instances there may be an employment contract between the employer and employee for a set period of time. "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 Laws of both the state and federal government determine which employment terms are valid and enforceable should there be a contract between the Clearwater employee and employer.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Clearwater

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

Discrimination claims can often 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 Clearwater

Clearwater, Florida is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, of which it is the county seat. It is west of Tampa and north of St. Petersburg. It has a population of about 108,000 people.

Clearwater can trace its modern history back to 1835, when the Army established a military outpost there to fight the Seminole Wars.

Presently, Clearwater, Florida is a largely residential community. It is also known for being home to the spiritual headquarters of the Church of Scientology. While the group is controversial, its presence in Clearwater, Florida injects about 150 million dollars into the local economy each year. Because of the many legal disputes they get into, they also probably contribute to the business of several Clearwater, Florida attorneys.

If you live in Clearwater, Florida, and need an attorney, chances are good that a Clearwater, Florida lawyer can help you with whatever your legal issue might be.

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