Gainesville Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Gainesville?

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

"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" employment means that either the employer or the employee can terminate the position at any given time, even without a particular reason, so long as the termination does not violate the law In the instance that the employer and employee have an employment contract, laws from both the state and federal government will apply to the city of Gainesville

Anti-Discrimination laws in Gainesville

Discriminating at any time of employment such as hiring, workplace environment, and terminating, is illegal according to laws applicable to Gainesville residents. People who live and work in Gainesville 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.

Claims for employment discrimination may be filed with an administrative agency such as EEOC. Attorneys often specialize in employment discrimination.

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Life in Gainesville

Gainesville, Florida is the largest city in, and the county seat of, Alachua County, Florida. Its population is approximately 125,000 people.

Human habitation of the area that now includes Gainesville, Florida dates back at least 12,000 years. One of the ancient structures left behind by these people is colloquially known as the "Law School Mound." It is a burial mound that sits on the University of Florida Law School's campus, and it is estimated to be over 1,000 years old.

Many Gainesville, Florida attorneys studied law at this university. These lawyers are drawn to Gainesville because of its low cost of living, and business-friendly culture. Gainesville is also known for its promotion of solar energy, which allows private property owners with solar panels on their land to supply excess electricity back into the local power grid, helping people recoup the cost of investing in solar panels, making this environmentally-friendly practice more attractive.

If you live in Gainesville, Florida and are in need of legal advice, chances are good that a local Gainesville, Florida attorney can help.

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