Oregon City Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Oregon City?

Employees, employers and independent contractors in Oregon City are governed by employment law. This area of law regulates such employment issues as hiring procedures, wage amounts, and termination. Employers and their employees alike should be knowledgeable of Oregon City employment laws.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

Sometimes an employment contract is used that sets a specific length of employment, but most of the times employment is considered to be on an "at-will" basis. "At-will" employment implies that either the employer or employee may end the job at any time for any reason, so long as it is not illegal to do so If an employment contract exists between the parties, state and federal laws will determine the validity and enforcement of the contract terms for people living in Oregon City.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Oregon City

Oregon City citizens must abide by laws which make discrimination illegal at all phases of employment, including hiring workers, wage disputes, and terminating procedures. Residents of Oregon City are regulated by laws which make it illegal to discriminate against members of certain categories. These categories include race, age, gender, national origin, disability, and religion.

Claims for employment discrimination can be filed with an administrative agency such as EEOC. Lawyers often specialize in employment discrimination.

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Life in Oregon City

Oregon City, Oregon is the county seat of Clackamas County. It has a population of about 32,000. It has the distinction of being the first U.S. city west of the Rocky Mountains to be incorporated. It was incorporated in 1844.

Oregon City played a role in the early development of the Western U.S., particularly the Oregon Territory. It was a popular destination for settlers who wanted to make land claims, after traveling the Oregon Trail, and surviving the likely bouts of dysentery, as well as the almost-inevitable loss of oxen during ill-advised attempts to ford rivers.

More recently, Oregon City, Oregon's economy was dominated by the lumber industry. However, in the 1980s, the lumber industry in the Pacific Northwest began to decline. However, the economy of Oregon City was able to transition into high-tech industries, as well as some light manufacturing (manufacturing which is not very labor or energy-intensive, and typically has minimal environmental impact).

If you live in Oregon City, Oregon and need a lawyer, chances are good that you'll be able to find one. Thanks to its diverse economy, there are Oregon City, Oregon lawyers who specialize in just about any area of law.

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