Assume you were an Oregon employer who had hired hundreds of California workers; and let’s just say you had
to be sued in a class action lawsuit over wage and hour issues. Where would you prefer the lawsuit to be held, in California or in Oregon? (Don’t answer that, it’s rhetorical.)(Our thanks to dok1 for the photo)
Now answer this question honestly: What are the odds of being able to force California workers -- who have never worked outside the state and who have filed a California wage and hour class action in California Superior Court -- to travel up to Oregon in order to litigate their California employment rights? Personally, I would have put my money on the Clippers winning the NBA title next year over that.
Good thing I’m not a betting man. Oregon home design and decorating specialists, Custom Decorators, Inc., pulled it off.