Bensalem Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Bensalem?

Employees, employers and independent contractors in Bensalem 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 Bensalem employment laws.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

Most forms of work relationships are "at-will", though in some circumstances the employer and employee will have an employment contract for a limited period of time. "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 Laws of both the state and federal government determine which employment terms are valid and enforceable should there be a contract between the Bensalem employee and employer.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Bensalem

The laws applicable for citizens of Bensalem typically make discrimination illegal at any phase of employment, such as hiring, working environment, and terminations. Individuals who live in the city of Bensalem are required to follow laws which employers from discriminating based on particular classes. These classes include race, gender, disability, national origin, and age.

An administrative agency such as the EEOC can hear discrimination claims. Furthermore, some lawyers specialize in claims for discrimination.

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Life in Bensalem

Bensalem Township is one of the oldest municipalities in the state of Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1692, and is nearly as old as the state of Pennsylvania, which was founded in 1682. It currently has a population of 58,000 and is rich in American historical facts. Benjamin Franklin is reported to have made his historic electricity kite experiment in Bensalem. Currently Bensalem draws numerous residents and visitors with its many attractions. Some of these include the Philadelphia Park Racetrack, which houses horse races, and the Neshaminy Mall. Several companies such as Rita's Franchise Company and Charming Shoppes have their headquarters in the township. Television shows and movies are frequently filmed in the town. The township is reputed to be a "community of firsts", as it is the site of the many "first" buildings and institutions in Pennsylvania. Historians dispute over the origin of the town's name. Some claim it means "peaceful hill" or "mount of peace", while others state that it means "son of peace". Practicing lawyers in Bensalem can file their cases at the Bucks County District Court or the Court of Common Pleas. Bensalem, Pennsylvania lawyers typically handle a wide variety of civil and criminal legal claims.

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