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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Columbia?

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

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

Occasionally an employment contract is used that sets a particular length of employment, but most of the times employment is considered to be on an "at-will" basis. "At-will" employment means that either the employer or the employee can terminate the position at any given time, even without a particular reason, so long as the termination does not violate the law Federal and state laws control the enforcement of employment clauses provisions for citizens of Columbia.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Columbia

Discrimination is illegal at any point of employment such as hiring policies, wage distribution, and terminations, according to laws which apply to residents of Columbia. Columbia residents must follow laws which prohibit employer discrimination against members of different classes. These classes include age, gender, race, religion, disability, and national origin.

An administrative agency such as the EEOC can hear discrimination claims. Furthermore, some lawyers specialize in claims for discrimination.

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Life in Columbia

Columbia, Maryland is a planned community. It consists of ten independent villages, each with a distinct character. It has a population of almost 90,000 people, and is generally considered a suburb of both Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The modern community of Columbia, Maryland was established in the 1960s, and the planning of the community involved many ideas that were, at the time, revolutionary. For example, rather than building a large number of cookie-cutter houses with only a few floor plans to choose from,the developers strove for architectural diversity, giving home-buyers much more choice. In addition to city planners, some nationally-renowned experts in the social sciences were deeply involved in the process, bringing in their expertise to make Columbia, Maryland as livable as possible.

Money Magazine has named Columbia, Maryland one of the best places to live in the United States. Each village center in Columbia boasts a central shopping area, designed to be far more aesthetically pleasing than traditional strip malls.

There are plenty of Columbia, Maryland lawyers who specialize in a wide variety of legal fields. Whether you need to make a will, buy a house, or confront any other legal issue, there is a Columbia, Maryland lawyer who can help.

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