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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Milwaukee?

The body of laws in Milwaukee 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. Employment law in Milwaukee should be understood by employers and employees.

"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. "At-will" employment implies that either the employer or employee may end the job at any time for any reason, so long as it is not illegal to do so In the instance that the employer and employee have an employment contract, regulations from both the state and federal government will apply to the city of Milwaukee

Anti-Discrimination laws in Milwaukee

The laws applicable for citizens of Milwaukee generally make discrimination illegal at any phase of employment, such as hiring, working environment, and terminations. People who live and work in Milwaukee must follow laws which make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of certain categories. These categories include race, gender, age, national origin, and disability.

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 Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the largest city in that state. It has a population of over 600,000 people.

The area now known as Milwaukee was populated by various Native American tribes for thousands of years before the arrival of European settlers. In the 1840s, a large wave of German immigrants, fleeing the 1848 revolution, sought the freedom and inexpensive land that the Milwaukee area offered. They contributed to the city's German character, which persists to this day. Beginning in the early 20th Century, Milwaukee became a major center for the socialist movement in the U.S., and elected 3 mayors from the Socialist Party.

Today, 13 companies in the Fortune 1000 have their headquarters in Milwaukee. Health care is one of the largest sectors of Milwaukee's economy, comprising about 27% of the jobs in the city. About 2/3 of the Milwaukee workforce is employed in manufacturing of some sort, which is one of the highest percentages in the U.S. - it seems clear that Milwaukee's manufacturing sector has survived the rash of factory closings and outsourcing that ravaged so many other Midwestern cities in the last few decades.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin has a thriving legal community. If you live in the Milwaukee area, and need legal services, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin lawyer can help.

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