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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Atlanta?

Employment law refers to the body of laws in Atlanta that regulate employees, employers, and independent contractors. Hiring procedures, wage disputes, and termination are some issues that are governed by these laws. Employers and their employees alike should be aware of Atlanta employment laws.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

Employment is normally considered to be "at-will", although at times the employer and employee might have an employment contract preventing termination before it expires. "At-will" employers or employees can end the employment at any given time, if the reasons are not illegal. Federal and state laws control the enforcement of employment clauses provisions for citizens of Atlanta.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Atlanta

Atlanta citizens must abide by laws which make discrimination illegal at all phases of employment, including hiring employees, wage disputes, and terminating procedures. Atlanta residents must follow laws which prohibit employer discrimination against members of different classes. These classes include age, gender, race, religion, disability, and national origin.

An administrative agency such as the EEOC can hear discrimination claims. Furthermore, some lawyers specialize in claims for discrimination.

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Life in Atlanta

Atlanta has the highest population of any city in the State of Georgia with just under 500,000 people. The Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport as been the world's busiest airport since 1998. That's two years after the city hosted the 100th Olympic Games. Atlanta is the seat of Fulton County government as well as for the entire State of Georgia. Atlantans work for some of the most well known companies who have world headquarters located in the city. The Coca-Cola Company, ATT, UPS, Turner Broadcasting, The Home Depot, and UPS are just a few of the nearly 75% of Fortune's 1000 who have operations in Atlanta. All that industry grosses the city over billion each year. All of the productivity doesn't mean it comes at a lack of greenery.

Atlanta is known both as the "City of Trees" and the "City in a Forest" for the dense tree cover that blankets nearly 40% of downtown. It's the most dense tree cover of any American city. The Atlanta Botanical Garden even offers a Canopy Walk through 600 feet of canopy at 40-feet into the trees. Other city attractions include the Georgia Aquarium, Fox Theatre, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, World of Coca-Cola, Delta Heritage Museum, Carter Center and Presidential Library, and Atlanta sports teams draw patrons from across the globe.

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