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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Ithaca?

Employment law in Ithaca governs relationships between employer and employees, and independent contractors. Hiring procedures, wage disputes, and termination are some issues that are covered by these laws. Employers and their employees alike should be aware of Ithaca employment laws.

"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. 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. If an employment contract exists between the parties, state and federal laws will decide the validity and enforcement of the contract terms for people living in Ithaca.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Ithaca

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

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 Ithaca

Named after the Greek island of Ithaca, Ithaca New York is a charming city to live, work, and explore. Home to 30,000 residents, Ithaca is located in Central New York. The east coast city is located on the Southern end of the Cayuga Lake, which provides Ithaca with a moderate continental climate.

Ithaca is most famous for playing home to the Ivy League School, Cornell. Cornell has an undergraduate population of close to 20,000 students and the city is happy to play host to the undergraduate and graduate school campus. Not surprisingly, Ithaca has a very college town feel and a lot of the shopping, food, bars, and main street are tailored to their young students. Cornell also has a top-ranking law school that yields many top lawyers that choose to stay in Ithaca and practice law there. It is no wonder then, that Ithaca lawyers are highly sought after for their legal prowess.

Ithaca is also known for being one of the more culturally liberal towns in America. Whether it is the education, arts, musics, or museums, Ithaca is always on the cutting edge. Ithca is a wonderful town to visit any season.

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