Lubbock Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Lubbock?

Employees, employers and independent contractors in Lubbock are governed by employment law. Employment issues that are regulated by these laws include hiring policies, wage amounts, and termination procedures. A basic understanding of Lubbock employment laws is required for both the employee and their employer.

"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 means that either the employer or the employee can terminate the position at any given time, even without a specific reason, so long as the termination does not violate the law Laws of both the state and federal government determine which employment terms are valid and enforceable should there be a contract between the Lubbock employee and employer.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Lubbock

Discrimination is illegal at any point of employment such as hiring policies, wage distribution, and terminations, according to laws which apply to residents of Lubbock. People living in Lubbock must abide by laws stating it is illegal for employers to discriminate against people who belong to particular classes. These classes may be based on race, national origin, gender, religion, disability, and age.

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 Lubbock

Lubbock is located in Lubbock County, Texas. It is specifically located in the north west region of the state. The 2010 census has reported its population to be 229,573 people. It is the eighty-seventh most populated city in the United States, and the eleventh most populated city in Texas.

It's nickname is "Hub City" because the city is seen as an education and health care hub of the South Plains region of Texas.

Interestingly, CNNMoney.com ranked it twelfth amongst the best places to start a small business. With Lubbock being a business-friendly area, naturally it has a strong legal force to support local businesses and residents. Therefore, residents and businesses do not have to travel far to receive excellent legal care!

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