Mercer Island Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Mercer Island?

The body of laws in Mercer Island regulating employees, their employees, and independent contractors is known as employment law. This area of law governs such employment issues as hiring procedures, wage amounts, and termination. Employers and employees in Mercer Island must have an understanding of the employment laws.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

"At-will" employment is the most common type 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 particular reason, so long as the termination does not violate the law When the parties use an employment contract, the terms of employment will be controlled by their state and federal laws, as applied to people living in Mercer Island.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Mercer Island

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

A claim regarding discrimination can be heard at an administrative agency like EEOC. Many lawyers specialize in the field of employment discrimination.

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Life in Mercer Island

Mercer Island, Washington is a city situated in King County, on an island in Lake Washington. Its population, according to a 2008 Census estimate, is about 24,000 people.

Mercer Island is part of the Seattle Metro area, and is considered a suburb of that city. The Mercers, a wealthy Seattle Family, settled Mercer Island in the late 1800s, and gave the area its current name.

During that time, an industrialist built a large, luxurious resort on the waterfront, and it was accessible via steamboat from the nearby towns on the mainland. The resort was burnt by a mysterious fire in 1908, however.

Mercer Island is quite affluent, and the IRS has ranked it among the 50 wealthiest Zip Codes in the U.S. The median household income is about ,000, and only 0.2% of the population lives below the poverty line.

There are quite a few parks in Mercer Island, Washington. Luther Burbank Park is one of the largest, and covers about 77 acres, and a significant portion of waterfront. It features a public dock for boats, tennis courts, picnic areas, and nature trails.

Given their sophisticated clientele, and proximity to the largest city in the state, Mercer Island, Washington lawyers are experienced in a wide variety of legal areas. If you have any legal issue, there's a good chance that a Mercer Island, Washington lawyer can solve it, or point you to someone who can.

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