Another Step in the Right Direction: W.D. Ark. Permits Certain Types of Private FLSA Settlements

Another Step in the Right Direction: W.D. Ark. Permits Certain Types of Private FLSA Settlements

As we previously reported, federal courts around the country have slowly begun to take a more flexible approach to evaluating the enforceability of private FLSA settlement agreements, calling into question the widely-held, decades-old view that settlements of FLSA claims are unenforceable unless they are approved by the DOL or a court.

Monitoring Wage and Hour Compliance Remains Paramount for Employers to Avoid FLSA Collective Actions

Most human resource managers and in-house employment lawyers appreciate the need to ensure the proper payment of wages, including overtime to non-exempt staff, and to verify the proper classification of their service relationships, including whether employees are properly classified as employees, and if so, whether they are exempt.