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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Lexington?

In Lexington, employment law means those laws covering employee and employer relationships, as well as independent contractors. Employment issues that are regulated by these laws include hiring policies, wage amounts, and termination procedures. Both employees and employers should have knowledge of the Lexington employment laws.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

"At-will" employment is the most common form 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 can terminate the position at any time under an "at-will" arrangement. When the parties use an employment contract, the terms of employment will be regulated by their state and federal laws, as applied to people living in Lexington.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Lexington

Laws which make discrimination illegal at all stages of employment including hiring, wages, and termination policies, all apply to Lexington citizens. Individuals who live in the city of Lexington are required to follow laws which employers from discriminating based on particular classes. These classes include race, gender, disability, national origin, and age.

Discrimination claims can usually 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 Lexington

Lexington is the "Thoroughbred City" and self-proclaimed "Horse Capital of the World." Home to three World renown horse-racing tracks that include Keenland which opened in 1936, the Red Mile Harness Track which is the oldest in Lexington, and the new Kentucky Horse Park. There may be an abundance of gambling in Lexington but the economy is known for its stability. Forbes Magazine named Lexington the 5th best city for "Business and Careers." There's an abundance of technology research and high tech industries like Lexmark International, Hewlett Packard, and Affiliated Computer Services as well as government facilities. Such a stable economy makes Lexington a standout city in the United States and quite attractive to job seekers.

One of the major government employers in Lexington is the Lexington-Fayette County Governments. Lexington is the seat of Fayette County, Kentucky and therefore has many of the administrative buildings, courts, jails, and political facilities. A number of lawyers call Lexington home since there are so many local courts. Lexington lawyers can consult on any type of case heard in Lexington and Fayette County Courts including personal injury, probate, criminal, divorce, and child custody cases.

The City of Lexington's largest employer is the University of Kentucky, which offers a renown College of Medicine and over 10,000 local jobs. The University of Kentucky draw a number of students and top professionals. Don't forget about the American history for tourists either. The Bluegrass Festival and Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate draw tourists from near and far.

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