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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Denton?

Employees, employers and independent contractors in Denton 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 Denton 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. "At-will" employers or employees may terminate the employment at any given time, if the reasons are not illegal. Laws of both the state and federal government determine which employment terms are valid and enforceable should there be a contract between the Denton employee and employer.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Denton

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

Employment discrimination claims are often heard by an administrative agency like the EEOC. Additionally, some attorneys are specialists in the discrimination field.

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Life in Denton

Denton, Texas is a major city and the county seat of Denton County. It is best known for its world-acclaimed live music scene. The city of Denton has produced a long list of famous musical artists and Grammy award-winning performers. It is also an excellent city in terms of residential housing and employment opportunities.

Denton's lively musical culture centers mostly around the University of North Texas. The University runs an excellent music department which has sprung the careers of artists such as Norah Jones, Don Henley, Meat Loaf, and Roy Orbison. Many graduates of the University of North Texas have signed with major recording labels. The University also maintains Winspear Auditorium, which hosts concerts throughout the year. The presence of the University of North Texas as well as Texas Women's University helps to create an enjoyable "college-town" atmosphere in Denton.

Other attractions in Denton, Texas include the Golden Triangle Mall, which is a shopping complex that has more than 90 specialty stores. Visitors also flock to Denton to attend the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival and the North Texas State Fair and Rodeo. These annual festivities attract crowds of over 300,000 people.

Denton, Texas lawyers practice law in many different fields to meet the needs of the community. Lawyers in Denton are often members of multiple bar associations and civic groups. The Denton County "Courthouse-on-the Square" is a popular historic museum located in the city.

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