Why FLSA Settlement Reviews May Be Increasingly Unneeded

By Jeffrey Brecher, David Golder and Eric Magnus (September 13, 2022, 6:11 PM EDT) -- For 40 years, the majority of federal courts have followed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit's 1982 holding, in Lynn's Food Stores Inc. v. U.S.,[1] that Fair Labor Standards Act claims may be settled only through approval by the U.S. Department of Labor, or through a lawsuit filed by the individual, in which a court of competent jurisdiction reviews the proposed settlement for fairness....

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