Recently, in Verdugo v. Alliantgroup L.P., 2015, Cal. App. Lexis 466, a Texas based employer's attempt to avoid employment law regulations in California backfired, giving a California-based employee home court advantage. Alliantgroup, L.P., a tax consulting firm headquartered in Texas, created a forum selection clause and related choice of law clause in an employment agreement that would have required an employee, who worked in their Irvine, California office, to litigate claims in Texas under Texas law. However, the clauses were deemed unenforceable by the California Court of Appeal, protecting the California worker's rights to litigate claims under California law.