Arbitration Clause in Individual Employment Agreement Not Binding on ERISA Claims

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals joined the Second, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits in denying the application of individual employment arbitration agreements on Section 502(a)(2) claims. The court limited its decision to arbitration clauses in individual employment agreements. Should ERISA plans include its own arbitration clause, it’s possible the Sixth Circuit might reach a different decision. This case is the first on this topic for the Sixth Circuit. Read more about the case and how it could apply to your business here.