Monday, March 25, 2013

What State's Law Applies to My Employment Contract?

What is a Forum Selection Clause?  How Do I Know What State's Laws Apply to my Employment Contract or my Non-Compete Agreement?

Different states have different laws.  In any legal dispute, the first thing a court does is decide what state law applies to the matter.  So, it is very important to determine what state's laws will apply to your employment agreement or non-compete contract.

"It's governed by Pennsylvania law..."

Many companies like to choose what state law will apply to any dispute arising out of an employment
agreement.  Often, they choose the law of the state where the company's home office is located.

These clauses are almost universally upheld by courts throughout the country.

Here is our Video discussing Pennsylvania law on Non-Compete Agreements:

Do I Need a Pennsylvania Lawyer to Help Me With My Employment Contract or Non-Competition Agreement?

Almost all employment agreements contain a forum selection clause.  It is usually found within one of the last 3-4 paragraphs of the agreement, and usually says something like:  "Any dispute arising out of or relating to this agreement shall be decided under the laws of the state of _____]."

So, when choosing a lawyer, it is key that you make sure to get one experienced and licensed to practice in the state selected in the choice of law clause.

Click Here for our overview of Pennsylvania law on non-compete agreements.

Click Here for our overview of Pennsylvania law on wage disputes.

John A. Gallagher
Pennsylvania Unemployment Attorney
Philadelphia Area Employment Attorney Representing Employees
John A. Gallagher is an employment lawyer who represents employees in Pennsylvania. 

John typically represents employees who need an employment lawyer in Philadelphia County, Chester County, Delaware County, Bucks County, Berks County, Lancaster County and Montgomery County.

Pennsylvania Employment Attorney Provides Free Telephone Consultations

If you are looking for an employment lawyer, and live in Malvern, Wayne, King of Prussia, Downingtown, Glenside, Doylestown, Radnor, Newtown Square, Exton, Philadelphia, West Chester, Skippack, Langhorne, Haverford, Nether Providence, Broomall, Drexel Hill, Reading or any of their surrounding towns, feel free to send me an e-mail or give me a call.  I am always glad to spend some time with people via a free telephone consultation.

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Click Here if you have questions about any aspect of employment law, from wrongful termination, to wage and overtime claims, to discrimination and retaliation laws, to Family and Medical Leave

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