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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Weymouth?

In Weymouth, 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 Weymouth employment laws is required for both the employee and their employer.

"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. "At-will" employment implies that either the employer or employee may 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 determine the validity and enforcement of the contract terms for people living in Weymouth.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Weymouth

Weymouth citizens must abide by laws which make discrimination illegal at all phases of employment, including hiring workers, wage disputes, and terminating procedures. Weymouth residents must follow laws which prohibit employer discrimination against members of various classes. These classes include age, gender, race, religion, disability, and national origin.

Discrimination claims can often 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 Weymouth

Weymouth is named after Weymouth, Dorset, which is located in England. The U.S. city is located in Norfolk County in the state of Massachusetts. Its formal name is The Town of Weymouth. It is a very historic town, as it was incorporated in 1635. Currently Weymouth has a population of 54,000.

Since Weymouth is a very "mature" city, it has had ample time to develop economically and commercially. In fact, the town is nearly completely developed compared to other areas in the region. Therefore many of the economic projects in Weymouth focus on redevelopment and transformation of existing facilities into new uses.

Examples of redevelopment in Weymouth include the conversion of Nike Missile Base into Webb state Park. Another project converts Mammoth Mart into a shopping center. The city of Weymouth is a prime example of efficient and productive use of commercial zoning.

The Town of Weymouth is neatly divided into four areas, or "Squares": Bicknell Square, Jackson Square, Weymouth Landing, and Columbian Square. The busiest of the four squares is Columbian Square, which boasts many local recreation and entertainment venues.

Lawyers in Weymouth spend a lot of time at the Quincy District Court, which has jurisdiction to hear claims arising in Weymouth. The District Court is located nearby in the city of Quincy. Many Weymouth, Massachusetts lawyers contribute their time to community building projects.

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