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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Norfolk?

Employees, employers and independent contractors in Norfolk are governed by employment law. Such laws regulate employment matters like hiring, wage levels, and termination policies. Employers and employees in Norfolk should have an understanding of the employment laws.

"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. 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. When the parties use an employment contract, the terms of employment will be regulated by their state and federal laws, as applied to people living in Norfolk.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Norfolk

Discrimination is illegal at any stage of employment such as hiring policies, wage distribution, and terminations, according to laws which apply to residents of Norfolk. Residents of Norfolk are regulated by laws which make it illegal to discriminate against members of certain categories. These categories include race, age, gender, national origin, disability, and religion.

Discrimination claims can often 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 Norfolk

Norfolk is Virginia's second-largest city. It is an independent city, and therefore not part of any county. It currently has a population of about 233,000 people.

Norfolk, Virginia was founded as an English colony in the 1620s, during the early days of English settlement in North America. By the time of American independence, Norfolk was considered one of the wealthiest cities in Virginia, owing its prosperity mostly to the burgeoning tobacco industry.

Modernly, Norfolk is coming out of some hard economic times. It is currently in the throes of a major urban renewal project, aimed at attracting businesses and residents back to its urban core. Norfolk's economy has been sustained by the presence of a naval shipyard, as well as a major commercial port, both of which provide thousands of jobs. Norfolk is also home to the headquarters of several Fortune 500 companies.

Because of its economic and demographic diversity, Norfolk, Virginia, there is a thriving and sophisticated legal community there. Norfolk, Virginia lawyers are capable of handling just about any legal problem a person might have. If you have any legal issues, you should contact a Norfolk, Virginia lawyer as soon as possible.

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