Minneapolis Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Minneapolis?

In Minneapolis, employment law means those laws covering employee and employer relationships, as well as independent contractors. Such laws control employment matters like hiring, wage levels, and termination policies. Both employees and employers should have knowledge of the Minneapolis employment laws.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

Employment is normally considered to be "at-will", although at times the employer and employee may have an employment contract preventing termination before it expires. So long as the reasons are not in violation of law, either the employee or the employer can terminate the position at any time under an "at-will" arrangement. 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 Minneapolis

Anti-Discrimination laws in Minneapolis

Laws which make discrimination illegal at all stages of employment including hiring, wages, and termination policies, all apply to Minneapolis citizens. People living in Minneapolis must abide by laws stating it is illegal for employers to discriminate against people who belong to particular classes. These classes may be based on race, national origin, gender, religion, disability, and age.

Employment discrimination claims are often heard by an administrative agency like the EEOC. Additionally, some attorneys are specialists in the discrimination field.

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Life in Minneapolis

Minneapolis is the seat of Hennepin County and was dubbed the City of Lakes. Many know Minneapolis and Saint Paul as the "Twin Cities." Minneapolis was once world renown for being the worlds' source fro timber and the milling capital. Today, Minneapolis serves as the major business hub between Chicago and Seattle. The city is home to a number of cultural attractions and organizations. A number of book publishers like Graywolf are headquartered in Minneapolis. The theatre, writing, music, and visual art are emphasized though venues, galleries, annual events, and busy art business Minneapolis has to offer. Named the "Top Tech City" in 2008, Minneapolis is home to the headquarters of 6 of Fortune Magazine's top 500 companies in the world. The illustrious clase of Fortune 500 companies in Minneapolis include Target Corporation, U.S. Bankcorp, Xcel Energy, Pepsi, and Ameriprise Financial to name a few. The big companies fuel the local economy. Target employed more Minneapolis residents than any other company in 2009. Another big employer and attraction to Minneapolis is the University of Minnesota.

The Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins, and Minnesota Timberwolves all cal Minneapolis home. The Target Center plays host to the NBA Timberwolves and a number of concerts each year. Target Field is the home of the Minnesota Twins professional baseball team. They won the World Series in 1987 and 1991.

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