Fla. Eatery's FLSA Deal Should Be Public, Judge Says

Law360, New York (May 18, 2017, 5:02 PM EDT) -- The same day several workers and the Las Olas Cafe submitted for private review a settlement resolving Fair Labor Standards Act claims over unpaid overtime wages, a Florida federal judge refused to approve the deal, saying Wednesday that the parties didn’t explain why the proposal shouldn’t be filed publicly.

U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro quickly rejected a Wednesday joint motion for approval of a deal that the parties called “reasonable and fair” without publicly providing any details about the terms, explaining that case law holds that...
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