Germantown Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Germantown?

In Germantown, 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 Germantown 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. In "at-will" employment, either the employer or the worker may terminate the job at any time, just as long as the reasons for doing so are not illegal. 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 Germantown.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Germantown

Discrimination is illegal at any stage of employment such as hiring policies, wage distribution, and terminations, according to laws which apply to residents of Germantown. Residents of Germantown are regulated by laws which make it illegal to discriminate against members of certain categories. These categories include race, age, gender, national origin, disability, and religion.

Discrimination claims can generally 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 Germantown

Frederick is located in Frederick County, Maryland. Specifically, it is in the central north of Maryland. Frederick is Maryland's largest county. Overall, the city has a population of around 65,239 people.

Frederick's largest employer is the U.S. Army's Fort Detrick. Next in line is BP Solar. Unfortunately, after March 2010, BP had to lay off many employees. Frederick is also home to a few attorneys that practice actively and do their best to tend to the legal needs of residents.

Some popular attractions include Cityscape, The Frederick Arts Council, and The Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET).

Famous past and present residents include Joe Alexander, Michael Beasley, Lester Bowie, Fred Carter, Chuck Foreman, David Gallaher, Sam Hinds MLB, Bradley Tyler Johnson, Charles Mathias, Florence Roberts, Winfield Scott Schley, and Bryan Voltaggio.

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