Corpus Christi Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Corpus Christi?

Employees, employers and independent contractors in Corpus Christi are governed by employment law. Employment issues that are regulated by these laws include hiring policies, wage amounts, and termination procedures. Employers and their employees alike should be knowledgeable of Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi

Anti-Discrimination laws in Corpus Christi

The laws applicable for citizens of Corpus Christi typically make discrimination illegal at any phase of employment, such as hiring, working environment, and terminations. People who live and work in Corpus Christi 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.

A claim regarding discrimination may be heard at an administrative agency like EEOC. Many lawyers specialize in the field of employment discrimination.

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Life in Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi rests on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico in South Texas. As the seat of Nueces County, Corpus Christi is home to the county offices and courts. The Nueces County Courthouse is home to most county trials but also houses the Texas Thirteenth Court of Appeals and Corpus Christi Municipal Court. Nueces County and the United States Government employ the most employees in Corpus Christi since it's the county seat and there are two large military instillations: the Corpus Christi Army Depot and the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. These major military operations also employ over 6,000 civilians. The Port of Corpus Christi is the United States' 6th largest port along the Gulf. Agricultural products and petrochemicals drive the Corpus Christi economy and are the main goods exported from the port.

The City of Corpus Christi is not all commerce. There are a number of outstanding institutions like renown Texas AM University within city limits. Our Lady of Corpus Christi and Del Mar College are also located in town. Notable locals include the inventor of Liquid Paper Bette Nesmith Graham, NASCAR drivers Bobby and Terry Labonte, The Reverend Horton Heat, and Lou Diamond Phillips. If that's not enough proof that Corpus Christi is a great city, check out the local wildlife. Corpus Christi is home to a busy fishing business and marine recreation. The bay's high winds offer excellent kite boarding and wind surfing conditions.

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