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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Arlington?

Employees, employers and independent contractors in Arlington are controlled by employment law. Such laws regulate employment matters like hiring, wage levels, and termination policies. Employers and their employees alike should be aware of Arlington employment laws.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

Employment is usually considered to be "at-will", although at times the employer and employee might have an employment contract preventing termination before it expires. "At-will" employers or employees can end the employment at any given time, if the reasons are not illegal. Federal and state laws control the enforcement of employment clauses provisions for citizens of Arlington.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Arlington

Discriminating at any time of employment such as hiring, workplace environment, and terminating, is illegal according to laws applicable to Arlington residents. People living in Arlington must abide by laws stating it is illegal for employers to discriminate against people who belong to certain classes. These classes may be based on race, national origin, gender, religion, disability, and age.

Claims for employment discrimination may be filed with an administrative agency such as EEOC. Attorneys often specialize in employment discrimination.

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Life in Arlington

Arlington is located in Arlington County, Virginia. It is located south of the Potomac River, across from Washington D.C. Per the 2010 census, Arlington's population had reached 207,627 people.

Being so near Washington D.C., sites such as the Pentagon, the Department of Defense, and the White House are not too far away. Other landmarks in Arlington include the Arlington National Cemetery, the United States Air Force Memorial and the marine Corps War Memorial.

Top employers include the Virginia Hospital Center, US Airways, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, SRA International, SAIC, CACI, Boeing, Towers Watson, and Jacobs. Although the legal industry is not included, Washington D.C. is filled with many top-notch law firms that train attorneys from top law schools. Further, in Arlington itself, there are many small firms and law offices to tend to the legal needs of residents who do not want to travel to D.C.

All in all, Arlington offers a quaint atmosphere with a location central to the "big city attractions and advantages."

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