Charleston Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Charleston?

The body of laws in Charleston 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 Charleston should be understood by employers and employees.

"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. "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 Laws of both the state and federal government determine which employment terms are valid and enforceable should there be a contract between the Charleston employee and employer.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Charleston

The laws applicable for citizens of Charleston typically make discrimination illegal at any phase of employment, such as hiring, working environment, and terminations. Residents of Charleston 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 may be heard at an administrative agency like EEOC. Many lawyers specialize in the field of employment discrimination.

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Life in Charleston

Charleston is the capital of West Virginia. Per the 2010 census, it has a population of 51,400 people. Surrounding areas include the rest of Kanawha County, Elk River, and Kanawha River.

Top employers include Appalachian Power, Mountaineer Gas Company, Charleston Stamping and Manufacturing, MATRIC, NiSource Gas Transmission Storage, Walker Machinery, West Virginia-American Water Company, and Frontier Communication. To support such large corporations, the legal force in Charleston is well-equipped with many attorneys who are familiar with business law. Further, the legal force is also capable of handling the needs of local residents.

Famous past residents include Jean Carson, Conchata Ferrell, Allison Hayes, Ann Magnuson, Randy Moss, Leslie Nielsen, Jerry West, Jason Williams, and Booker T. Washington.

When next in Charleston, be sure to check out popular attractions such as the Avampato Discovery Museum, Sunrise Museum, the Capitol Theater, South Charleston Museum, Appalachian Power Park, Danner Meadow Park, Coonskin Park, Ruffner Park and Shawnee Park.

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