Yakima Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Yakima?

The body of laws in Yakima 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 employees in Yakima should have an understanding of the 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 means that either the employer or the employee can terminate the position at any given time, even without a specific reason, so long as the termination does not violate the law 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 Yakima.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Yakima

Yakima citizens must abide by laws which make discrimination illegal at all phases of employment, including hiring workers, wage disputes, and terminating procedures. Residents of Yakima 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.

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 Yakima

Yakima is located in Yakima County, Washington. Per the 2010 census, it is home to 91,067 people.

Popular sites include Mount Rainier National Park, West Valley and Terrace Heights, and the Yakama Indian Reservation.

Top employers include the Sports Center Tavern, The Hilton Garden Inn, the Speakeasy Bar, Grill Nightclub, Kana Winery, Donitelia Winery, Yakima Cellars Winery, and the Barrell House.

Yakima is also home to many small law offices. Very competent attorneys are able to tackle the legal needs of residents with the help of their wonderful support staff. Therefore, Yakima residents never have trouble tending to their legal needs.

Overall, Yakima is a small, quaint area that hosts a small-town charm and humility. It is a wonderful place to visit and call home!

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