Where to hire an attorney if I live in CO but my company is based in CA and NY?

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Where to hire an attorney if I live in CO but my company is based in CA and NY?

I’m about to be laid off as my company’s assets are being sold. I would like

an attorney to review the severance package when I receive it. Am I under

the employment laws of CO or the state where the company is based; NY is

the main office? I am the only employee in CO remote but full-time regular, with 12 years of tenure and the company is less than 50 people. Most of our

office getting laid off is based in CA but the parent company is in NY.

Asked on July 13, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Colorado

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Wait until you receive the severance package to decide where and by whom to review the agreement. It is common for a severance agreement to have a "choice of law" clause in it which  specifies which state's law applies; such agreements also often have a "venue selection" clause which indicates in which state's courts any dispute over the agreement or action to enforce it will be heard. Once you see the agreement, you will know who best to review.


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