Genesis Case Could Spell Trouble For Big FLSA Suits

Law360, New York (July 6, 2012, 7:25 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear an appeal by Genesis HealthCare Corp. — which hinges on whether an offer to fully satisfy a plaintiff's claims can moot a putative Fair Labor Standards Act collective action — could lead to a ruling helps employers fight costly wage-and-hour cases, attorneys say.

The high court on June 25 granted a petition for writ of certiorari from Genesis that challenged a Third Circuit ruling that revived a putative collective action brought by a nurse over automatic meal break deductions....
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