What state’s employment laws apply when a non-resident remote worker sues your business?

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Last night, I read a New Jersey federal court opinion involving a woman who lived and worked remotely in New Hampshire for a company in New Jersey. She sued under New Jersey law, alleging she received less pay than certain male co-workers. The defendants moved to dismiss the action because the remote worker did not live or work in New Jersey. But the court denied the motion.

Here’s why.

The federal court adopted the analysis from a 2019 ruling from a state appellate court. Both courts predicted that the New Jersey Supreme Court, which has yet to rule on

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