Asheville Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Asheville?

Employment law in Asheville governs relationships between employer and employees, and independent contractors. This area of law regulates such employment issues as hiring procedures, wage amounts, and termination. Employment law in Asheville should be understood by employers and employees.

"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 Laws of both the state and federal government determine which employment terms are valid and enforceable should there be a contract between the Asheville employee and employer.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Asheville

The laws applicable for citizens of Asheville generally make discrimination illegal at any phase of employment, such as hiring, working environment, and terminations. Individuals who live in the city of Asheville are required to follow laws which employers from discriminating based on certain classes. These classes include race, gender, disability, national origin, and age.

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

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Life in Asheville

Asheville is located in Buncombe County, North Carolina. It is the eleventh largest city in North Carolina, with a population of around 83,393 people.

Some fun sites to visit while in Asheville include the Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge Parkway, the Botanical Gardens at Asheville, Grove Park Inn, the North Carolina Arboretum, the Smith-McDowell House, Sliding Rock, Bent Creek, McCormick Field, and the Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site.

Some famous residents (past and present) include Brad Daugherty, Harry Anderson, David Holt, Paul Schneider, Brett Swain, Robert Pressley, Rashad McCants, and Andie MacDowell.

Top employers include the health care system, the school district, Volvo Construction Equipment, Wal-Mart, Ingles, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Arvato Digital Services. Although no law firms are listed, Asheville is home to many practicing attorneys who aid residents with all their legal matters.

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