by, or participation in the ownership, management, operation, or control of any business that is in any way involved with research, development, consulting, and sale of commercial products relating to the global life sciences, biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Excepted from this provision is ownership of not more than 10% of the outstanding shares of a publicly traded corporation.
7. Arbitration and Class Action Waiver. You and the Company agree to submit to mandatory binding arbitration any and all claims and disputes arising out of or related to your employment with the Company and any termination thereof, including, but not limited to, claims and disputes regarding employment, trade secrets, workers compensation retaliation claims, compensation (such as but not limited to wages, stock, stock options and other equity awards, and other ownership interests in the Company), benefits, termination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower claims, discrimination and claims under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the California Labor Code, the WARN Act, ERISA and any and all state statutes and common law claims covering similar subjects (collectively, Covered Claims). Each party may, at its, his or her option, seek injunctive relief in court related to the improper use, disclosure or misappropriation of a partys private, proprietary, confidential or trade secret in formation. Further, to the fullest extent permitted by law, you and the Company agree that no class or collective actions can be asserted in arbitration or otherwise. All claims, whether in arbitration or otherwise, must be brought solely in your or the Companys individual capacity, and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class or collective proceeding. Nothing in this Arbitration and Class Action Waiver section, however, restricts your right, if any, to file in court a representative action under California Labor Code Sections 2698, et seq.
Subject solely lo the above proviso relating to California Labor Code Sections 2698 et seq., THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHTS THEY MAY HAVE TO TRIAL BY JURY IN REGARD TO COVERED CLAIMS. THE PARTIES FURTHER WAIVE ANY RIGHTS THEY MAY HAVE TO PURSUE OR PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS OR COLLECTIVE ACTION PERTAINING TO ANY CLAIMS BETWEEN YOU AND THE COMPANY.
This Agreement does not restrict your right to file administrative claims you may bring before any government agency where, as a matter of law, the parties may not restrict the employees ability to file such claims (including, but not limited to, the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Labor). However, the parties agree that, to the fullest extent permitted by law, arbitration shall be the exclusive remedy for the subject matter of such administrative claims. The arbitration shall be conducted in the cities of either San Francisco or Oakland, California through JAMS before a single neutral arbitrator, in accordance with the JAMS employment arbitration rules then in effect. The JAMS rules may be found and reviewed at http://www.jamsadr.com/rules-employment-arbitration. If you are unable to access these rules, please let me know and the Company will provide you with a hardcopy. The arbitrator shall issue a written decision that contains the essential findings and conclusions on which the decision is based.