Evansville Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Evansville?

In Evansville, employment law means those laws covering employee and employer relationships, as well as independent contractors. This area of law regulates such employment issues as hiring procedures, wage amounts, and termination. Employers and employees in Evansville should have an understanding of the employment laws.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

Sometimes an employment contract is used that sets a specific length of employment, but most of the times employment is considered to be on an "at-will" basis. In "at-will" employment, either the employer or the worker can terminate the job at any time, just as long as the reasons for doing so are not illegal. If an employment contract exists between the parties, state and federal laws will determine the validity and enforcement of the contract terms for people living in Evansville.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Evansville

Discriminating at any point of employment such as hiring, workplace environment, and terminating, is illegal according to laws applicable to Evansville residents. Individuals who live in the city of Evansville are required to follow laws which employers from discriminating based on specific classes. These classes include race, gender, disability, national origin, and age.

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

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Life in Evansville

Evansville is located in Southern Indiana and is nicknamed the "River City" because it creates a "horseshoe-like bend" on the Ohio River.

The National Civic League named Evansville the "All-American City" in 2004 because of its diversity, stable economy and vitality. In 2008, it was voted the best city in the county to live in by Kiplinger.

Popular attractions include the Angel Mounds Historic Museum, the Mesker Park Zoo, the Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve and the annual Evansville Freedom Festival.

Many large corporations have their headquarters in Evansville. Such corporations include Accuride, Atlas Van lines, Mead Johnson, Old National Bank, Berry Plastics, and Vectren. AK Steel and Toyota also have manufacturing plants there. Overall, the city is pro-business. Therefore, the legal force in Indiana is present and capable of handling all the legal needs of these corporations, as well as Evansville residents.

Overall Evansville is seen as a great place to live.

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