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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Savannah?

Employment law refers to the body of laws in Savannah that govern employees, employers, and independent contractors. Hiring procedures, wage disputes, and termination are some issues that are covered by these laws. Employers and employees in Savannah should have an understanding of the employment laws.

"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. So long as the reasons are not in violation of law, either the employee or the employer can terminate the position at any time under an "at-will" arrangement. When the parties use an employment contract, the terms of employment will be regulated by their state and federal laws, as applied to people living in Savannah.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Savannah

Discrimination is illegal at any stage of employment such as hiring policies, wage distribution, and terminations, according to laws which apply to residents of Savannah. People living in Savannah must abide by laws stating it is illegal for employers to discriminate against people who belong to certain classes. These classes may be based on race, national origin, gender, religion, disability, 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 Savannah

Savannah, Georgia is the county seat for Chatham County. It is the largest city in the county and was Georgia's original state capital. Savannah is also an important industrial hub and a functional Atlantic seaport.

Savannah is internationally known for being a model of "Southern hospitality and charm". The city's culture, architecture, and history have earned it the nickname of "Hostess City of the South". The nickname is a reference to the warm and cordial atmosphere of the city and its residents. In particular, Savannah's cozy downtown area attracts many visitors and is one of the U.S.' largest National Historic Landmarks.

Music plays a major role in Savannah culture. Year-round, the city hosts several music festivals, such as the annual Savannah Jazz Festival and the Savannah Music Festival. Several rock bands had their start in Savannah. The Savannah Civic Center also hosts concerts and features over 900 different events every year. Savannah, Georgia is frequently mentioned in popular films, television shows, and in literature.

Lawyers in Savannah, Georgia practice in many areas of law in order to meet the diverse needs of the community. Many Savannah lawyers are part of the Savannah Bar Association and other local and voluntary bar organizations

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