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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Needham?

In Needham, 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. A basic understanding of Needham employment laws is required for both the employee and their employer.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

Most of the time employment is considered to be "at-will", although in some instances there may be an employment contract between the employer and employee for a set period of time. 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. In the instance that the employer and employee have an employment contract, regulations from both the state and federal government will apply to the city of Needham

Anti-Discrimination laws in Needham

The laws applicable for citizens of Needham usually make discrimination illegal at any phase of employment, such as hiring, working environment, and terminations. Residents of Needham are regulated by laws which make it illegal to discriminate against members of specific categories. These categories include race, age, gender, national origin, disability, and religion.

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 Needham

Needham, Massacheutts is considered one of the more desireable suburbs of the state's capital of Boston because of the great school system, thriving professional community, and strong sense of community that Needham fosters in its 30,000 residents. Originally founded in 1680, Needham was a rather unsuccessful farming community before realizing success in other industries. There is still some colonial charm in the city-- it still governs itself with a representative town meeting. With only one public high school and middle school, the small town feel is also felt in the city's education. A commuter suburb of Boston, many successful professionals have also set-up office in Needham. For instance,Needham is home to a packing plant for popular market chain Trader Joes. In addition to great supermarkets,Needham also has great lawyers. Lawyers specializing in a range of legal practices are available to help their fellow citizen with any issue he or she may find find themselves confronted with.

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