Bayonne, NJ asked in Employment Law and Civil Litigation for New Jersey

Q: Connecticut vs NJ employment law

If employee works from home in New Jersey for a company based in Connecticut and is terminated as retaliation, should ex employee file claim against former employer in Connecticut or New Jersey?

1 Lawyer Answer
Andrew S. Abramson
Andrew S. Abramson
  • Blue Bell, PA
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: As a general proposition, the employee-employer relationship would be governed by the laws of the state where you are employed. Thus, if the majority of your work was performed out of your home in New Jersey, then New Jersey law would apply. However, an employer can control which state's law applies to the employee-employer relationship. If there is an agreement by contract or some other written document that provides for some other state's law to apply, it is possible that Connecticut law could apply.

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