High Point Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in High Point?

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

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

Most forms of work relationships are "at-will", though in some circumstances the employer and employee will have an employment contract for a specific period of time. "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 High Point.

Anti-Discrimination laws in High Point

High Point citizens must abide by laws which make discrimination illegal at all phases of employment, including hiring employees, wage disputes, and terminating procedures. People living in High Point 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.

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 High Point

The City of High Point extends into Guilford, Davidson, Randolph, and Forsyth Counties and plays host to 102,000 North Carolina residents making it the eighth largest municipality in the state. You probably know High Point as the "Furniture and Hosiery Capital of the World" due to it's many manufacturing plants that churn out textiles, busses and of course furniture. The population nearly doubles each time the High Point Market opens with over 100,000 vendors and buyers from around the world flocking to the largest furnishings trade show in the world covering 11.5 million square feet.

High Point also plays host to a number of other interesting sites that attract visitors and citizens alike. The Angela Peterson Doll and Miniature Museum is one of the south's largest doll and miniature museums. The Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library retains the world's largest collection of books on the furniture and interior design, a Mecca for industry professionals. There are a number of lawyers in the town too. High Point lawyers are well versed in a variety of cases both local and statewide. The city is not all business, it also has a number of outstanding parks and recreational areas like High Point City Lake Park which is a recreation and amusement park offering boating, picnic areas, fishing, miniature gold, a water park, and the largest outdoor swimming pool in North Carolina.   

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