Waco Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Waco?

Employees, employers and independent contractors in Waco are governed by employment law. Such laws govern employment matters like hiring, wage levels, and termination policies. Both employees and employers should have knowledge of the Waco employment laws.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

Sometimes an employment contract is used that sets a specific length of employment, but most of the times employment is considered to be on an "at-will" basis. "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 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 Waco

Anti-Discrimination laws in Waco

Waco citizens must abide by laws which make discrimination illegal at all phases of employment, including hiring workers, wage disputes, and terminating procedures. Residents of Waco are regulated by laws which make it illegal to discriminate against members of specific categories. These categories include race, age, gender, national origin, disability, and religion.

Discrimination claims can usually be heard in front of an administrative agency such as the EEOC. Some attorneys specialize in the field of discrimination claims.

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Life in Waco

Waco is home to approximately 234,906 people. Located in McLennan County, Texas, Waco lies near the Brazos River and is between Dallas and Austin.

Being near two of Texas's largest cities, Waco residents have available to them the large legal force in Dallas and Austin. Many small, mid-size, and large law firms are located near Waco and train attorneys in all areas of practice.

Alongside the legal industry, top employers include Baylor University, L-3 Communications, Wal-Mart, Sanderson Farms, Inc., the school districts, and Hillcrest Health System.

Downtown Waco is a fun area filled with great shopping and dining. Also, Downtown Waco is were Dr. Pepper was invented! The famous Dr. Pepper Museum is therefore located in Downtown. Other popular attractions include the west banks of the Brazos River, Baylor University, and the Cameron Park Zoo.

All in all, Waco is a great place filled with friendly residents, history, and comfortable living.

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