Arbitration Provision in Employment Agreement Invalidated Because Employer Failed to Attach Arbitration Rules

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While California law favors enforcing arbitration agreements in most contexts, arbitration clauses in employment agreements receive special scrutiny. A recent decision of the California Court of Appeal demonstrates that even seemingly minor shortcomings can undo an arbitration clause in an employment contract. In Trivedi v. Curexo Technology Corporation, the appellate court invalidated the arbitration clause of an employment agreement, largely because the employer had neglected to provide the employee with a copy of the procedural rules that the American Arbitration Association would use to adjudicate the arbitration.

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