FLSA Doesn't Bar Class Waivers, 2nd Circ. Rules

Law360, New York (August 9, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit ruled Friday that the Fair Labor Standards Act does not contain a contrary congressional command that would prohibit the enforcement of class action waivers, holding that Ernst & Young LLP's individual arbitration agreement must be enforced in an overtime suit.

In a per curiam order, a three-judge panel overturned a New York federal judge's refusal to enforce the accounting giant's arbitration agreement, which requires employees to individually arbitrate their claims, in a proposed collective action accusing the firm of misclassifying its accountants as...
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