Providence Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Providence?

Employees, employers and independent contractors in Providence are governed by employment law. These laws cover issues in employment such as hiring, workplace disputes, and terminations Employers and employees in Providence should have an understanding of the employment laws.

"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. So long as the reasons are not in violation of law, either the employee or the employer can terminate the position at any time under an "at-will" arrangement. In the instance that the employer and employee have an employment contract, regulations from both the state and federal government will apply to the city of Providence

Anti-Discrimination laws in Providence

Discriminating at any point of employment such as hiring, workplace environment, and terminating, is illegal according to laws applicable to Providence residents. People who live and work in Providence must follow laws which make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of particular categories. These categories include race, gender, age, national origin, and disability.

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 Providence

Providence is the 3rd largest city in New England and known for its jewelry and silverware industry. Providence is known as the "Creative Capital" because the city and its residents emphasize educational and cultural resources within the community. Ivy League Brown University, Johnson Wales University, the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence College, the state's oldest public college named Rhode Island College are all located in Providence. The city is also home to one of the best writer's retreats available in the United States.

Since Providence is such an important community, a number of talented New England lawyers call it home. Providence lawyers are familiar with local Rhode Island State Courts, Providence County Courts, as well as Federal Courts like U.S. Immigration and Bankruptcy courts.

Other major industries in Providence include transportation and trade, education, health services, government, and leisure/hospitality services for tourists. Providence is a major East Coast hub for business and financial services as well.

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