Haverhill Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Haverhill?

In Haverhill, 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 Haverhill must be understood by employers and employees.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

Most forms of work relationships are "at-will", though in some circumstances the employer and employee will have an employment contract for a specific period of time. "At-will" employment implies that either the employer or employee can end the job at any time for any reason, so long as it is not illegal to do so 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 Haverhill.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Haverhill

Haverhill citizens must abide by laws which make discrimination illegal at all phases of employment, including hiring employees, wage disputes, and terminating procedures. Residents of Haverhill are regulated by laws which make it illegal to discriminate against members of particular categories. These categories include race, age, gender, national origin, disability, and religion.

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 Haverhill

Haverhill is a Massachusetts city located in the county of Essex. Founded in 1640, it is one of the oldest known communities in the state. The city encompasses a wide range of industries, from agricultural rural land use to modern research efforts found in its urban areas.

Haverhill is dedicated to preserving its rich history which captures early American life. The Haverhill Historical Society showcases colonial life through the Buttonwood Museum. Recently Haverhill formed "Cultural Treasures", a collection of five non-profit cultural groups promoting history and the arts.

There are many opportunities for outdoor recreation in Haverhill. In particular, the Merrimack River is an ideal location for hiking and observing nature. Haverhill is home to a growing bald eagle population which can be seen along the River.

Noteworthy Haverhill inhabitants have included inventor Alexander Graham Bell, Supreme Court Justice William Henry Moody, and comic creator Bob Montana. Bob Montana's famous comic "Archie" is based on everyday Haverhill life.

Lawyers in Haverhill, Massachusetts generally file most of their cases at the Haverhill District Court. Many Haverhill lawyers are members of outstanding Massachusetts legal organizations.

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