I signed an arbitration agreement when I was hired. Can I still sue my employer for back wages?

The rules on arbitration clauses have been upturned recently with a new ruling issued by the National Labor Relations Board.

Many companies include arbitration agreements in employment contracts. These clauses usually mean that any claims you have against your employer must be settled out of court with a third party, not with a judge or jury. You also are not able to bring forth any collective actions.

But a recent ruling by the NLRB can change that. The NLRB recently stated that these agreements may be invalid and that an employee’s right to join collective action lawsuits against their employer override signed arbitration agreements. Also, employers may be prohibited from having employees sign these agreements in the future.

If you have a claim against your employer, but you signed an arbitration agreement, you may still be able to bring a claim to court. Contact our employment lawyers for a free case consultation. You can call our office toll-free at: 1-888-449-2068, or send us a confidential contact form.

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Galvin Kennedy is a founding partner of Kennedy Hodges. He focuses his practice to overtime and wage claims.