FLSA Settlements Face Challenges In NY After Cheeks Ruling

Law360 (August 3, 2018, 11:27 AM EDT) -- Cheeks v. Freeport Pancake House Inc.[1] was a case that completely changed the way in which two parties can settle a claim pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act. Cheeks arose after an individual plaintiff settled an FLSA wage claim with defendants and filed a stipulation seeking to dismiss all claims with prejudice under Rule 41(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. While this used to be standard procedure in FLSA cases, the district court rejected the dismissal and instead found that all FLSA settlements now had to be reviewed and approved by the court. The plaintiff appealed, and the...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!