Quicken Unit's Employee Contracts Violate FLSA: Judge

Law360, New York (January 31, 2012, 4:55 PM EST) -- A Michigan federal judge on Tuesday said Quicken Loans Inc. unit Rock Financial cannot escape a putative labor collective action, ruling the company's employee contracts contain a statute of limitations to bring suit that runs afoul of federal law, rendering them unenforceable.

The employee agreements contain a statute limiting the time workers can bring an employment action against Quicken to one year from the date they knew of the violations, a year less than the amount of time the Fair Labor Standards Act allows for actions...
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