Hofstra, Student Workers Close Book On Wage Action

Law360, New York (October 24, 2011, 3:43 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Monday signed off on a $485,000 settlement in a class action in which student assistants at Hofstra University claimed that the school violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay them minimum wage and overtime compensation.

U.S. District Judge Denis R. Hurley ruled that the settlement, which will provide $200,000 to cover the workers' claims and $285,000 in attorneys' fees, was fair and the product of extensive negotiations.

"Because there are no obvious deficiencies that would lead the...
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