Do Arbitration Clauses in Employment Contracts Automatically Preclude Employees From Litigating ERISA Claims?

Posted in: Annuities, Beneficiaries, ERISA, Fiduciary Duty, Insurance Litigation Blog, Pensions, Retirement Plans August 29, 2018

Many times, employees must sign written employment contracts before beginning a new position.  These contracts generally set forth the terms of the relationship between the employer and employee.  They also establish both the rights and responsibilities of the two parties.  Employers often include an arbitration clause in their employment contract.  This means that any disputes that arise between the employer and employee must be settled through arbitration, rather than through the courts.

But what happens when an employee sues his employer not on his own behalf, but on behalf of another entity for claims that the employee cannot bring in his individual capacity?  For instance, in the context of ERISA, employees who participate in an employer-sponsored ERISA plan can bring …

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Who Gets the Money? Unintended Beneficiaries in ERISA Governed Life Insurance and Retirement Plans

Posted in: Beneficiaries, Benefits, ERISA, Insurance Litigation Blog, Life Insurance, Pensions, Retirement Plans March 15, 2017

The McKennon Law Group PC publishes articles on its California Insurance Litigation and Disability News Blogs that cover important issues concerning insurance bad faith, life insurance, long-term disability and short-term disability insurance, annuities, accidental death insurance, ERISA, and other areas of insurance law.  To speak with a highly skilled Los Angeles long-term disability insurance lawyer at the McKennon Law Group PC, call (949)387-9595 for a free consultation or visit our website at www.mckennonlawgroup.com and complete a free consultation form.

Beneficiary designations in life insurance plans determine who receives plan benefits following the death of a plan participant.  As a plan participant under any such life insurance or under a retirement/pension plan, it is important to understand exactly where the money …

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