Winston Salem Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Winston Salem?

Employment law in Winston Salem governs relationships between employer and employees, and independent contractors. This area of law governs such employment issues as hiring procedures, wage amounts, and termination. A general understanding of Winston Salem employment laws is required for both the employee and their employer.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

Employment is usually considered to be "at-will", although at times the employer and employee might have an employment contract preventing termination before it expires. 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. Laws of both the state and federal government decide which employment terms are valid and enforceable should there be a contract between the Winston Salem employee and employer.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Winston Salem

The laws applicable for citizens of Winston Salem generally make discrimination illegal at any phase of employment, such as hiring, working environment, and terminations. Winston Salem residents must follow laws which prohibit employer discrimination against members of different classes. These classes include age, gender, race, religion, disability, and national origin.

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

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Life in Winston Salem

Winston-Salem is the largest city in the State of North Carolina and the seat of Forsyth County. It's likely you know Winston-Salem for it's historic role in the tobacco trade. It's been nicknamed "Camel City" in reference to tobacco, "City of the Arts" for the commitment to fine arts and theater, and called simply "The Dash" by many locals.

Winston-Salem offers the Reynolda House Museum of American Art. The Reynolda House was built by Katharine Smith and R.J. Reynolds in 1917 and was recently restored with help from the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.

Additionally, Winston-Salem offers the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) for visitors who flock to town for Nationally recognized festivals like the National Black Theatre Festival, RiverRun International Film Festival, and the Reynolda Film Festival started by local Wake Forest students in 2007.

A number of Winston-Salem residents are drawn to the city because there are many outstanding schools. Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Salem College, Piedmont Baptist College, Winston-Salem Bible College, and Forsyth Technical Community College are all located within city limits.

As the seat of Forsyth County, Winston-Salem is responsible for playing host to a bevy of government facilities including legislative and legal facilities. Forsyth County Courts are located in Winston-Salem, along with city courts, which are responsible for handling most cases that arise in the area including personal injury lawsuit, wrongful termination, divorce, and criminal cases.

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