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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Bloomington?

In Bloomington, employment law means those laws governing employee and employer relationships, as well as independent contractors. This area of law governs such employment issues as hiring procedures, wage amounts, and termination. Employers and employees in Bloomington 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 Bloomington

Anti-Discrimination laws in Bloomington

Laws that make discrimination illegal at all stages of employment including hiring, wages, and termination policies, all apply to Bloomington citizens. People who live and work in Bloomington 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.

Discrimination claims can typically be heard in front of an administrative agency such as the EEOC. Some attorneys specialize in the field of discrimination claims.

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Life in Bloomington

Bloomington has been named a Tree City for more than 20 years and serves as the seat of Monroe County. Home to more than 70,000 Indiana residents, Bloomington plays host to a number of institutions of higher learning like Indiana University School of Law, Jacobs School of Music, and the Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute. Bloomington is also home to a number of experienced lawyers. Bloomington lawyers are licensed to practice through out the state and helped work on the movie Breaking Away which was filmed in Bloomington. It featured local quarries and a reenactment of Indiana University's Little 500 bicycle race.

Citizens and visitors of Bloomington are offered a thriving arts and cultural scene. Amateur theater companies like the University of Indiana Department of Theater and Drama, Bloomington Playwrights Project, and Theater of the People. Many performances are done at the famous Buskirk-Chumleuy Theater, a 616 seat vaudeville and movie house that was erected in 1922 and known locally as the "Indiana Theater." Many folks also frequent the happening music scene in Bloomington which hosts a large folk punk rock following. Bloomington is a popular concert tour stop for bands and fans come from around the nation to see their favorites play. 

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