Silver Spring Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Silver Spring?

In Silver Spring, employment law means those laws governing employee and employer relationships, as well as independent contractors. Hiring procedures, wage disputes, and termination are some issues that are governed by these laws. Both employees and employers must have knowledge of the Silver Spring employment laws.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

"At-will" employment is the most common type of employment, but in some cases there may be an employment contract guaranteeing payments for six months to a year. So long as the reasons are not in violation of law, either the employee or the employer may end the position at any time under an "at-will" arrangement. When the parties use an employment contract, the terms of employment will be controlled by their state and federal laws, as applied to people living in Silver Spring.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Silver Spring

Discrimination is illegal at any point of employment such as hiring policies, wage distribution, and terminations, according to laws which apply to residents of Silver Spring. People who live and work in Silver Spring must follow laws which make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of particular categories. These categories include race, gender, age, national origin, and disability.

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

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Life in Silver Spring

Silver Spring is located in Montgomery County, Maryland. It has a population of around 71,452 per the 2010 census. It is Maryland's fourth most populated city after Baltimore, Columbia, and Germantown.

Downtown Silver Spring is known as a major business hub. Many small businesses have located in downtown. These business include retail, services and the legal industry. Two of the largest employers include Choice Hotels and Discovery Communications. To support all the small businesses and local residents, many attorneys have established small firms and law offices to tend to any and every legal need.

Popular attractions include the American Film Institute Silver Theatre and Culture Center, the Silver Spring Jazz Festival, and the Gandhi Brigade media project.

All in all, Silver Spring is a loving town with both a business-savvy and community-like buzz!

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