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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Mequon?

The body of laws in Mequon 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. Employment law in Mequon must be understood by employers and employees.

"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 implies that either the employer or employee can end the job at any time for any reason, so long as it is not illegal to do so Laws of both the state and federal government decide which employment terms are valid and enforceable should there be a contract between the Mequon employee and employer.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Mequon

Discrimination is illegal at any time of employment such as hiring policies, wage distribution, and terminations, according to laws which apply to residents of Mequon. Residents of Mequon are regulated by laws which make it illegal to discriminate against members of specific 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 Mequon

Mequon, Wisconsin is a city located in Ozaukee County. Its population is about 23,000 people. It was recently ranked very highly among the top 20 small cities in the U.S. to live in.

The area now known as Mequon was inhabited by various Native American tribes thousands of years before the arrival of white settlers in the early to mid 1800s. Around that time, about 20 German families established a sort of sub-community called "Freistadt" which means "Free City" in German. They came to the United States to escape religious persecution in their native land. The families were Lutheran, and Germany at the time was predominantly Catholic. They established the first Lutheran Church in Wisconsin. Freidstadt is now a neighborhood within the city limits of Mequon, Wisconsin.

Nowadays, Mequon, Wisconsin is a quiet, affluent suburb of Milwaukee. The median household income in Mequon is over ,000, and less than 2% of the population lives below the poverty line.

There are plenty of lawyers in and around Mequon, Wisconsin to serve the residents and businesses of the area. Mequon's affluence and proximity to a large city means that a large percentage of Mequon, Wisconsin lawyers are used to handling complex and sophisticated cases, making it all the more likely that a Meqon, Wisconsin lawyer will be able to take whatever type of case you are likely to have.

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