Chicago Employment Attorneys
What is the Law Regarding Employment in Chicago?
Employment law refers to the body of laws in Chicago that regulate employees, employers, and independent contractors. Such laws regulate employment matters like hiring, wage levels, and termination policies. Employers and employees in Chicago must have an understanding of the employment laws.
"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms
Majority of the time employment is considered to be "at-will", although in some instances there might be an employment contract between the employer and employee for a set period of time. "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 Chicago.
Anti-Discrimination laws in Chicago
The laws applicable for citizens of Chicago generally make discrimination illegal at any phase of employment, such as hiring, working environment, and terminations. People who live and work in Chicago must follow laws which make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of certain 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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Popular attractions in Chicago include Willis Tower Skydeck, Millennium Park, Navy Pier, Lincoln Park Zoo, Art Institute of Chicago, Wrigley Field, Grant Park, and the Magnificent Mile. Additionally, Chicago is home to many great restaurants. In fact, the style of deep-dish pizza originated in Chicago.
If one would like to catch a Broadway show, they can at Broadway Theater. Famous universities such as Northwestern University and the University of Chicago also have wonderful, historical campuses that tourists often enjoy touring.
Being such a well-known city, many firms have office locations in Chicago, Illinois. Firms such as Baker & McKenzie, Sidley & Austin, Mayer, Brown & Platt, and Winston & Strawn have large offices that employ brilliant attorneys. Additionally, many small and mid-size firms are also present in Chicago. All in all, residents of Chicago have no need to worry for any legal inquiry of theirs can be handled by the legal force in Chicago.