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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Augusta?

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

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

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

Anti-Discrimination laws in Augusta

Augusta citizens must abide by laws which make discrimination illegal at all phases of employment, including hiring workers, wage disputes, and terminating procedures. Individuals who live in the city of Augusta are required to follow laws which employers from discriminating based on certain classes. These classes include race, gender, disability, national origin, and age.

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

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Life in Augusta

Augusta, Georgia is a city consolidated with Richmond County, Georgia. This means that the government of the city and the county are one and the same. As of 2008, the Augusta-Richmond entity has a population of 195,000 people.

Augusta was founded in the colonial era, and was the second established town in what was, at the time, a British colony named Georgia.

Augusta, Georgia has recently seen an economic boom, thanks to a large concentration of businesses in the medical and biotech industries setting up shop there. It is home to the Medical College of Georgia, the state's only public medical school, and also offers a program in dentistry, graduate degrees in nursing, and others. This college attracts students from all over the country, increasing the local consumer base, and provides over 7,000 jobs.

Augusta is also home to Fort Gordon, a U.S. Army base that houses significant elements of the Army Signal Corps, and has about 30,000 occupants.

Needless to say, Augusta, Georgia lawyers need to be well-versed in several areas of law to stay competitive. The sheer diversity of industry and demographics in the area mean that there is almost certainly an Augusta, Georgia lawyer who is right for you.

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