Private FLSA Deals On Firmer Footing After NY Ruling

Law360, New York (March 6, 2013, 2:33 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge's recent ruling that private settlements in Fair Labor Standards Act suits don't need court approval is the latest dissent by a court against the long-standing requirement, and attorneys say it could give employers more freedom to end federal wage-and-hour actions confidentially and quickly.

On Feb. 22, a few months after ruling that teacher Donna Picerni was not allowed to end her wage lawsuit against Bilingual SEIT & Preschool Inc. without court approval, U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan had a change of...
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