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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Kent?

The body of laws in Kent governing employees, their employees, and independent contractors is known as employment law. This area of law regulates such employment issues as hiring procedures, wage amounts, and termination. Employers and their employees alike should be knowledgeable of Kent employment laws.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

Most forms of work relationships are "at-will", though in some circumstances the employer and employee will have an employment contract for a particular period of time. 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. If an employment contract exists between the parties, state and federal laws will determine the validity and enforcement of the contract terms for people living in Kent.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Kent

Laws which make discrimination illegal at all stages of employment including hiring, wages, and termination policies, all apply to Kent citizens. Individuals who live in the city of Kent are required to follow laws which employers from discriminating based on specific classes. These classes include race, gender, disability, national origin, 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 Kent

Kent is located in King County, Washington. It is a surrounding suburb of Seattle. Per the 2010 census, Kent is home to 92,411 people.

Top employers include REI, Oberto Sausage, Boeing, Coho Distributing, Sysco, Alaska Airlines and Starbucks Coffee. Other employers include small law offices and boutique law firms that employ many competent attorneys and support staff. Such entities easily tend to the legal needs of residents.

The city is well-recognized as the popular host for such events as the Cantebury Faire, Kent Cornucopia Days, Kent Farmers Market, ShoWare Center, and Kent Saturday Market.

Famous residents include Earl Anthony, Ernie Conwell, Jeff Jaeger, Brenda Raganot, Cam Weaver, and Kelly Bachand.

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