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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Evanston?

Employment law refers to the body of laws in Evanston that regulate employees, employers, and independent contractors. Such laws regulate employment matters like hiring, wage levels, and termination policies. Employers and employees in Evanston must have an understanding of the employment laws.

"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. So long as the reasons are not in violation of law, either the employee or the employer may end the position at any time under an "at-will" arrangement. 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 Evanston

Anti-Discrimination laws in Evanston

The laws applicable for citizens of Evanston generally make discrimination illegal at any phase of employment, such as hiring, working environment, and terminations. Residents of Evanston are regulated by laws which make it illegal to discriminate against members of certain categories. These categories include race, age, gender, national origin, disability, and religion.

Employment discrimination claims are often heard by an administrative agency like the EEOC. Furthermore, some attorneys are specialists in the discrimination field.

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Life in Evanston

Evanston, Illinois is a municipality in Cook County, Illinois. It is a suburb of Chicago, and its population is estimated at about 75,000 people. Evanston is probably best known as the home of Northwestern University, which is one of the most prestigious undergraduate and graduate schools in the U.S., and home to one of highest-ranked law schools in the U.S. Evanston was officially incorporated in 1863, and grew rapidly during the industrial revolution. The popular building toys known as "Tinkertoys" were invented in Evanston, Illinois. Evanston is one of several cities which claim to be the birthplace of the ice cream sundae, though the veracity this claim, and the claims of other cities, can't be confirmed. Modernly, Northwestern University makes up a significant portion of Evanston's economic activity, from the thousands of people it employs, and the students it brings to the community, who typically spend a lot of money. If you live in the Chicago/Evanston area, and need legal representation, an Evanston, Illinois lawyer would probably be able to meet your legal needs. Evanston's proximity to such a prestigious law school, as well as the huge city right next door, ensures that Evanston, Illinois lawyers must be far more sophisticated than the average small-town attorney.

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