Employer Takeaways From Atlantic Marine

Law360, New York (December 17, 2013, 11:24 PM EST) -- Many employment contracts and employment-related policies contain choice-of-law provisions. A number of employers similarly utilize forum selection clauses to build stability into their employment agreements and to reduce the risk of litigation in far-flung — and frequently plaintiff-friendly — jurisdictions. A typical forum selection clause obligates employees, retirees or plan participants to file suit in a designated federal or state court.

Defendant employers can more easily enforce such forum selection clauses and avoid forum shopping by plaintiffs' attorneys following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Atlantic...
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