Arbitration Not Barred By FLSA, 6th Circ. Hears

Law360, New York (December 1, 2016, 8:25 PM EST) -- Outsourcing and consulting firm Kelly Services Inc. urged the Sixth Circuit to rule that it could arbitrate an employee's claims that he wasn't properly paid overtime, saying a lower court incorrectly determined that the right to pursue collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act can’t be waived.

Kelly Services is appealing an August ruling by U.S. District Judge David J. Lawson that denied the company’s bid to arbitrate plaintiff Jonathan Gaffers’ lawsuit alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The judge’s ruling also granted...
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