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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Hammond?

In Hammond, 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 Hammond must have an understanding of the employment laws.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

Occasionally an employment contract is used that sets a particular length of employment, but most of the times employment is considered to be on an "at-will" basis. "At-will" employers or employees can end the employment at any given time, if the reasons are not illegal. If an employment contract exists between the parties, state and federal laws will decide the validity and enforcement of the contract terms for people living in Hammond.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Hammond

Hammond citizens must abide by laws which make discrimination illegal at all phases of employment, including hiring employees, wage disputes, and terminating procedures. Residents of Hammond 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.

A claim regarding discrimination can be heard at an administrative agency like EEOC. Many lawyers specialize in the field of employment discrimination.

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Life in Hammond

Hammond is located in Indiana's Lake County. It is near Chicago and is home to around 80,830 people.

Hammond's top employers include Cabelas, British Petroleum, Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad, Tortilla Nuevo Leon, Jupiter Aluminum, Unilever, Lear Corporation, Horseshoe Casino, Dietrich Industries, and Cargill. To support all these businesses, Hammond is home to many competent attorneys who practice in corporate law. Additionally, Hammond residents and businesses have the legal force in nearby Chicago to also tend to their needs. Chicago is home to many large law firms, ivy-league educated attorneys, and mid to small size firms that focus on providing personalized legal services.

Some famous people who have called Hammond home include Jimmy Valiant, Jordan Schafer, Scott Sheldon, Fritz Polland, Jeremy Jordan, George Groves, Danella Folta, Hal Faverty, Darrel Chaney, and Robert K. Abbett.

All in all, Hammond offers residents a wonderful quality of life!

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