UnitedHealth Collective Action Waiver Doesn't Violate FLSA

Law360, New York (February 4, 2013, 2:32 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Friday sent a Fair Labor Standards Act collective wage-and-hour action brought by UnitedHealth Group sales representatives to individual arbitration, affirming the validity of a collective action waiver in the employees' contracts.

U.S. District Judge Denis R. Hurley granted UnitedHealth's bid to compel arbitration and dismissed a case alleging the insurance company violated the FLSA by not properly compensating a group of employees for overtime work.

The decision rejects plaintiffs' contention that their participation in a collective action under the FLSA...
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