Arbitration Won't Limit Worker's Rights, E&Y Tells 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (March 11, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT) -- Ernst & Young LLP on Thursday told the Second Circuit that forcing individual arbitration in a proposed overtime collective action would not restrict the rights of a former employee serving as the suit's named plaintiff.

Responding to an amicus brief filed by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Ernst & Young said Stephanie Sutherland — who alleged in a putative class suit that the company misclassified its accountants as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act's overtime requirements — would...
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