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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Knoxville?

Employees, employers and independent contractors in Knoxville are governed by employment law. Employment issues that are regulated by these laws include hiring policies, wage amounts, and termination procedures. Both employees and employers should have knowledge of the Knoxville employment laws.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

"At-will" employment is the most common form of employment, but in some cases there may be an employment contract guaranteeing payments for six months to a year. "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 Knoxville.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Knoxville

Laws which make discrimination illegal at all stages of employment including hiring, wages, and termination policies, all apply to Knoxville citizens. Knoxville residents must follow laws which prohibit employer discrimination against members of various classes. These classes include age, gender, race, religion, disability, and national origin.

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 Knoxville

Knoxville is the seat of Knox County and 3rd largest municipality in the State of Tennessee. That means a number of courts like Knox County and Tennessee State Courts are located in Knoxville. Likewise, Knoxville is home to some of Tennessee's most outstanding lawyers. Knoxville lawyers are familiar with local and Federal cases like bankruptcy, divorce, immigration, and personal injury lawsuits. Aside from the legal business, Knoxville is home to some nationally known institutions that help attract people to the city. The University of Tennessee, the Department of Energy facility Oak Ridge National Labrotory, the National Transportation Research Center, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and a number of business' headquarters. Producers of Bonnaroo Music Festival AC Entertainment, the Pilot Corporation, Sea Ray, Brunswick Boat Group, and Scripps Networks Interactive (HGTV) are all headquartered in Knoxville. That could be why Forbes Magazine named Knoxville among the "top 10 metropolitan hotspots" and "top 5 business and career" cities in the United States. Knoxville events and attractions encourage a number of tourists to visit each year. Blender magazine named Knoxville the 20 most rock and roll cities in America. It plays host to the 17 day long Dogwood Arts Festival, Kuumba Festival, and Boomsday, the largest Labor Day fireworks display in the United States.

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