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Employers No Longer Have a Choice When It Comes to Choice of Law and Forum Selection Clauses

Current California Law Many employment agreements used by employers who operate nationwide contain “forum selection” and “choice of law” provisions that require employees to litigate any disputes in the state where the employer’s corporate headquarters is located. Current law allows this practice in certain circumstances, since parties to a contract are generally free to agree to litigate their claims wherever they wish. Senate Bill 1241 changes all that. Senate Bill 1241’s Impact Last month, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1241, codified as Labor Code section 925. The law, which goes into effect January 1, 2017, will make it illegal for employers to require their employees “who primari

Kennaday Leavitt Welcomes New Partner Jeffery Owensby

Kennaday Leavitt is excited to announce its new partnership with Labor and Employment attorney Jeffery Owensby. The firm is now known as Kennaday Leavitt Owensby PC. Jeffery represents employers in all types of employment cases and has experience litigating in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies. Jeffery also has a traditional labor law practice in which he represents employers in matters related to management/union relations, including grievance proceedings and collective bargaining negotiations. Jeffery brings with him associate Warren Hodges, whose practice focuses on representing private employers in employment disputes involving discrimination, retaliat