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“See Ya Later, California!” Hewlett-Packard Moves its HQ from Silicon Valley to Texas

Following in the footsteps of scores of other employers that have relocated to more business-friendly states, Hewlett-Packard announced Wednesday that it’s moving its global headquarters from San Jose, CA to Houston, TX and with it, thousands of jobs.  Citing “business needs, cost reduction opportunities, and team members’ preferences for the future of work,” HP plans to complete the move to Houston by early 2022.  This is just the latest example of how California’s, uh, rather challenging tax and regulatory environment continues to drive employers from the Golden State.  HP’s fabled rise began in 1938 when Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard started the tech-giant-to-be in a garage they had rented in Palo Alto, CA.

 

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Anthony J Oncidi, Employment Attorney, Proskauer Rose Law Firm
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Anthony J. Oncidi heads the Labor & Employment Law Group in the Los Angeles office. Tony represents employers and management in all aspects of labor relations and employment law, including litigation and preventive counseling, wage and hour matters, including class actions, wrongful termination, employee discipline, Title VII and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, executive employment contract disputes, sexual harassment training and investigations, workplace violence, drug testing and privacy issues, Sarbanes-Oxley claims and employee raiding and trade secret protection....

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