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What is the Law Regarding Employment in New Bedford?

In New Bedford, 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 New Bedford 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 New Bedford

Anti-Discrimination laws in New Bedford

The laws applicable for citizens of New Bedford generally make discrimination illegal at any phase of employment, such as hiring, working environment, and terminations. People who live and work in New Bedford must follow laws which make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of certain categories. These categories include race, gender, age, national origin, and disability.

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

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Life in New Bedford

New Bedford, Massachusetts houses a population of over 100,000 residents. And that's not all New Bedford is home to, the city is also the number one fishing port in America, in addition to being the world's most famous whaling era seaports. The strategic locationright onthe water makes the city a natural seaport, and wonderful place for the commercial or leisure fisherman to take advantage of.

In addition to many parks and shops located in the city's historic district, New Bedford has whaling museum to commorate the city's role in whaling. Fishing and manufacturing are the two largest industries in New Bedford, although tourism is also on the rise.

New Bedford is also home to some of the state's top lawyers. New Bedford lawyers and other professionals enjoy the wonderful work and lifestyle that the east coast city has to offer, and are trained to assist their client in any issue he or she may find themself facing. New Bedford's location fifty one miles south of the state capital of Boston, makes it a very easy city to visit and enjoy. New Bedford also enjoys a thriving arts and music movement in recent times, that is home to many lively festivals and concerts for their residents and visitors to take part in.

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