Second Circuit Holds That Parties May Not Voluntarily Settle Claims Under the FLSA with Prejudice Without Judicial or DOL Approval

By | Employment Law Monitor | August 28, 2015
Second Circuit Holds That Parties May Not Voluntarily Settle Claims Under the FLSA with Prejudice Without Judicial or DOL Approval

In Cheeks v. Freeport Pancake House, Inc. et als., the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that parties may not privately settle claims arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) with prejudice (which forecloses a future lawsuit), without court approval or United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) supervision. 

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds USDOL’s Revised Regulations On the “Companionship Exemption” Under the FLSA

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds USDOL’s Revised Regulations On the “Companionship Exemption” Under the FLSA

On August 21, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the U.S. Department of Labor’s revisions to the “companionship exemption” under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and reversed two decisions issued by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that struck down those revisions.