Event Services Co. Can't Arbitrate FLSA Suits, Judge Rules

Law360, New York (January 8, 2013, 4:12 PM EST) -- An Alabama federal judge ruled Monday that Fair Labor Standards Act claims brought against an event services provider could not be privately arbitrated, saying arbitration would conflict with the public interest in ensuring the company meets its obligations to pay overtime.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala shot down a joint arbitration motion filed by Event Operations Group Inc. — a company that provides parking and security services for events like concerts and races, according to the suit — and a putative class of event workers,...
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