Fort Lauderdale Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Fort Lauderdale?

Employment law refers to the body of laws in Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale employment laws is required for both the employee and their employer.

"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 means that either the employer or the employee can terminate the position at any given time, even without a specific reason, so long as the termination does not violate the law Laws of both the state and federal government determine which employment terms are valid and enforceable should there be a contract between the Fort Lauderdale employee and employer.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Fort Lauderdale

Discriminating at any point of employment such as hiring, workplace environment, and terminating, is illegal according to laws applicable to Fort Lauderdale residents. Individuals who live in the city of Fort Lauderdale are required to follow laws which employers from discriminating based on specific classes. These classes include race, gender, disability, national origin, and age.

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

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Life in Fort Lauderdale

There are many exciting things to do in Fort Lauderdale. For starts, visitors can enjoy a day at the Lady Helen Fishing Charters, the Antique Car Museum, the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, the Beachfront, Stranahan House, or the Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. For some great shopping and fine dining, Las Olas Boulevard is the place to go!

Fort Lauderdale has an approximate population of 165,521 people. The area is commonly known as it is a South Florida metropolitan area. Another reason for its popularity is its nickname--"the Venice of America." Fort Lauderdale gets its nickname because the city is filled with many intricate canal systems. This is so to compliment the major yatching center of the city, with 42,000 resident yachts and 100 marinas and boatyards.

There are many great law firms located in Fort Lauderdale. Primarily, there are many small to mid-size law firms located in the area. These firms house excellent attorneys who provide their clients with efficient and personalized legal services. For clients who require large, multinational law firm services, Miami is very near! Larger firms in Miami can serve those specific needs. All in all, Fort Lauderdale proves that there is more to Florida than Disney World and South Beach!

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