Bethel Park Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Bethel Park?

Employees, employers and independent contractors in Bethel Park are controlled by employment law. This area of law governs such employment issues as hiring procedures, wage amounts, and termination. Employers and their employees alike should be aware of Bethel Park 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 specific period of time. "At-will" employment implies that either the employer or employee can 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 decide which employment terms are valid and enforceable should there be a contract between the Bethel Park employee and employer.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Bethel Park

Discrimination is illegal at any stage of employment such as hiring policies, wage distribution, and terminations, according to laws which apply to residents of Bethel Park. People living in Bethel Park must abide by laws stating it is illegal for employers to discriminate against people who belong to certain 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. Also, some lawyers specialize in claims for discrimination.

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Life in Bethel Park

Bethel Park, population 33,000, is located in Allegheny County in Pennsylvania. Though recently incorporated in 1949, its existence as a settlement dates back to the early 1800's. In 1978 Bethel Park residents instituted a Home Rule form of Government. This provides the municipality and Council with greater governance powers than a traditional municipal scheme.

Bethel Park is quaintly situated in the southern hills of the Pittsburgh area. It is located about 8 miles south of Pittsburgh. The city's recreation department currently hosts several activities such as Summer Fun Day and local flea markets. The city also has a Farmer's Market which is open every Tuesday. Recreational activities such as swimming classes, tennis instruction, and aquatic programs are held throughout the city's recreation centers. Some of these centers include the Community Center, Village Green Park, Simmons Park, and Millennium Park.

Other points of interest in Bethel Park include the South Park Wave Pool, South Park Hundred Acres Manor, South Hills Village, and Blade Runners. Pittsburgh's first drive-in theater was also located in Bethel Park. The theater has recently been replaced with several retail shops and restaurants.

Lawyers in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania often file their cases in the Bethel Park District Court located in the town's Municipal Building. Bethel Park lawyers specialize in a wide variety of legal matters and issues.

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