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What is the Law Regarding Employment in New Orleans?

In New Orleans, employment law means those laws governing employee and employer relationships, as well as independent contractors. Employment issues that are controlled by these laws include hiring policies, wage amounts, and termination procedures. Employment law in New Orleans must be understood by employers and employees.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

Majority of the time employment is considered to be "at-will", although in some instances there might be an employment contract between the employer and employee for a set period of time. "At-will" employers or employees can end the employment at any given time, if the reasons are not illegal. Laws of both the state and federal government decide which employment terms are valid and enforceable should there be a contract between the New Orleans employee and employer.

Anti-Discrimination laws in New Orleans

Laws that make discrimination illegal at all stages of employment including hiring, wages, and termination policies, all apply to New Orleans citizens. New Orleans residents must follow laws which prohibit employer discrimination against members of different classes. These classes include age, gender, race, religion, disability, and national origin.

Claims for employment discrimination may be filed with an administrative agency such as EEOC. Attorneys often specialize in employment discrimination.

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Life in New Orleans

New Orleans is the largest city in the State of Louisiana and know to most as "The Big Easy" but locals just call it "Nawlins." Despite natural disasters of the past few years, New Orleans has rebounded back once again and plays host to one of the most unique multicultural communities in the entire United States. New Orleans is famous for being the birthplace of jazz, Creole cuisine and culture, and their annual blowout celebrations like Mardi Gras during Spring Break. In fact, tourism plays a major role in the New Orleans economy. It has been consistently voted one of "America's Favorite Cities" by Travel Magazine. New Orleans' sports teams like the Saints and Hornets, local universities like Tulane and Loyola, and cultural attractions like the French Quarter draw a high number of visitors.

The City of New Orleans is known globally for its diverse representation of unique architecture. The Port of New Orleans is touted as one of the busiest and most expansive in the world. The city is a major southern hub for transportation and distribution. Acme Truck Line and Boh Brothers Construction are two of the city's significant employers. In addition to oil refineries and chemical production, New Orleans is home to the second largest coffee roasting plant in the world. It's owned and operated by Folgers Coffee.

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