Calif. Bill Aims To Keep Employment Suits In State

Law360, New York (February 9, 2011, 7:12 PM EST) -- Provisions in employment contracts requiring California employees to resolve workplace disputes outside the state could be banned if a bill recently introduced in the California Legislature is passed.

The bill, introduced by Democratic Assemblyman Sandre Swanson on Monday, is the third attempt to add a section to the California labor code that would prohibit employers from litigating employment cases in out-of-state venues and under out-of-state laws.

The two previous bills had been passed in 2007 and 2009 by legislators, who voted along party lines, but vetoed...
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