Mr. Bruce Gottlieb
March 25, 2019
Exhibit AArbitration Agreement
This agreement (the Agreement) requires that legal disputes be resolved through arbitration in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. For good and valuable consideration, the adequacy, sufficiency and receipt of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties agree as follows:
a. Agreement to Arbitrate. This Agreement requires both you and the Company to resolve all Covered Claims (as described below) exclusively through final and binding arbitration. This Agreement becomes effective on the date you sign it (the Effective Date), and survives and continues to apply following termination of employment by you or Meira. This Agreement is a mandatory condition of your employment with Meira.
b. Waiver of Trial: Waiver of Class, Collective, Consolidated or Representative Action. The parties mutually waive their right to a trial before a judge or jury in federal, state or local court in favor of arbitration under this Agreement. This Agreement applies to Covered Claims that could have proceeded on an individual, class, collective, consolidated or representative basis, had they been pursued in another forum, such as a court of law. This Agreement requires that such claims be submitted to arbitration and that they be arbitrated on an individual basis only. Neither you nor the Company is permitted to bring Covered Claims on a class, collective, consolidated or representative basis.
c. Covered Claims. Except as expressly set forth below, this Agreement shall apply to all disputes, controversies and claims relating to or arising out of your employment agreement or termination of that agreement, or your application for employment, offer of employment, prospective employment or employment with Meira, or your separation from such employment (collectively, Employment-Related Claims), that the Company may have against you, or that you may have against the Company (and/or against any of the Companys partners, principals, officers, managers, directors, employees, or agents), including those based on acts or omissions occurring prior to, on or after the Effective Date, which could otherwise be resolved by a court or administrative agency (Covered Claims). Covered Claims include, without limitation, claims under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, state and local wage and hour laws, state and local laws concerning discrimination and retaliation, and any other federal, state and local laws regarding employment, and all amendments thereto, claims for breach of contract, claims for breach of post-employment restrictive covenants, claims for breach of fiduciary duty, claims for fraud or misappropriation, claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, and any other claims arising under any federal, state or local statute ordinance, regulation, public policy or common law.