Genesis Ruling Leaves Employer FLSA Strategy Up In The Air

Law360, New York (April 16, 2013, 9:39 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that Genesis Healthcare Corp.'s offer of full relief to the named plaintiff mooted a putative wage-and-hour collective action gave the green light to employers to use so-called pick-off strategies, but it didn't address the question of whether an unaccepted offer can moot a case, leaving the ultimate viability of these strategies unknown.

The high court held in a 5-4 decision Tuesday that former nurse Laura Symczyk's putative Fair Labor Standards Act collective action over the company's automatic meal break deduction policy...
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