Choice Of Law Employment Agreement

The apparent intention of Article 925 is to eliminate to a large extent the normal contractual law of the parties, the law applicable to their contractual obligations and the jurisdiction (or venue) for any legal proceedings that decide the rights of the parties arising from their contract. While other state and federal laws sometimes prohibit contractual provisions that would prevent their enforcement, Section 925 appears unique and unprecedented in its extremely broad and extensive prohibition on using choice and jurisdiction clauses for individuals residing and working primarily in California. Another disadvantage of choice of foreign law clauses in employment contracts is that these provisions can unnecessarily complicate labour law disputes and entail considerable additional costs. Strategically analyse cross-border legal choice issues in the context of employment. Never overestimate the power of a legal choice clause in the context of employment. On September 25, 2016, Governor Brown signed a new provision of the California Labor Act (Section 925), which will likely have a significant impact on contracts with employees who live and work primarily in California. . . .