Niagara Falls Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Niagara Falls?

Employment law in Niagara Falls regulates relationships between employer and employees, and independent contractors. Hiring procedures, wage disputes, and termination are some issues that are controlled by these laws. A basic understanding of Niagara Falls employment laws is required for both the employee and their employer.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

Most of the time employment is considered to be "at-will", although in some instances there may be an employment contract between the employer and employee for a set period of time. In "at-will" employment, either the employer or the worker can terminate the job at any time, just as long as the reasons for doing so are not illegal. When the parties use an employment contract, the terms of employment will be regulated by their state and federal laws, as applied to people living in Niagara Falls.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Niagara Falls

The laws applicable for citizens of Niagara Falls usually make discrimination illegal at any phase of employment, such as hiring, working environment, and terminations. People who live and work in Niagara Falls must follow laws which make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of specific categories. These categories include race, gender, age, national origin, and disability.

A claim regarding discrimination may be heard at an administrative agency like EEOC. Many lawyers specialize in the field of employment discrimination.

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Life in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, New York is a city in Niagara County. It is named for the famed waterfall on the Niagara River, where the town is located. It is right across the river from the city of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Both cities are named for the falls, and form an international metropolitan area. Niagara Falls has a population of about 55,000 people.

The economy of Niagara Falls is largely driven by tourism. Also, the falls provide more than enough hydroelectric power to power the town, giving it a cheap and effectively unlimited energy source. This led to the growth of industry in the town's early days. Modernly, however, tourism (with the falls being a major attraction for visitors from around the world) is the driving force of the local economy. However, this has not been enough to create real prosperity, since the departure of heavy industry. Over the last 40 years, Niagara Falls, New York has experienced severe economic hardship. However, there have been signs of improvement in recent years, and city officials and businesses are working very hard to ensure that this forward momentum continues.

If you live in Niagara Falls, New York, and need a lawyer, chances are good that you can find one. Niagara Falls, New York lawyers are able to handle just about any case that can be thrown at them.

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