California Employees Cannot be forced into Foreign Courts by Employer

Far far away

California employees cannot be forced to litigate their employment claims far, far away.

Far Far Away

California has always been protective of its citizens.  However, with the ever increasing mobility of employees, some employers will insert a “choice of law” provision into employment contracts, either for convenience of the employer or for favorable (pro-employer) “forum shopping.”  Either way, as of January 1, 2017, California employees cannot be dragged into a foreign court quite so easily to litigate employment claims. Continue reading