Oklahoma City Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Oklahoma City?

Employment law in Oklahoma City regulates relationships between employer and employees, and independent contractors. Such laws govern employment matters like hiring, wage levels, and termination policies. Employment law in Oklahoma City must be understood by employers and employees.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

"At-will" employment is the most common type of employment, but in some cases there may be an employment contract guaranteeing payments for six months to a year. "At-will" employers or employees can end the employment at any given time, if the reasons 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 Oklahoma City employee and employer.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Oklahoma City

Discriminating at any time of employment such as hiring, workplace environment, and terminating, is illegal according to laws applicable to Oklahoma City residents. People living in Oklahoma City must abide by laws stating it is illegal for employers to discriminate against people who belong to specific 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. Additionally, some lawyers specialize in claims for discrimination.

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Life in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is the capital of, and largest city in, the state of Oklahoma. It has a population of over 551,000 people, and its greater metropolitan area has over 1 million residents.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is home to a growing and diverse economy. It was once a major center for government employment and energy exploration, but its economy has transitioned into more stable and diverse sectors, helping to secure relative economic stability. In 2008, Forbes Magazine named Oklahoma City as one of the most "recession-proof" cities in the U.S. Its economy currently revolves around information technology, service, health care, and administration. It is home to 2 Fortune 500 companies, both of which are in the energy sector.

Oklahoma City has, unfortunately, become strongly associated with the 1995 terrorist attack against the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, which is still the largest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history. It should be obvious, however, that Oklahoma City is far more than the site of a historic tragedy, and has a great deal to offer residents and visitors alike.

If you live in Oklahoma City, and need legal services, it's very likely that an Oklahoma City, Oklahoma attorney can help you.

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