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Cracking the Door? The Eleventh Circuit Again Considers When Out-of-Court FLSA Settlements Are Enforceable

In 1982, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals held in Lynn’s Food Stores, Inc. v. United States that employers and employees cannot settle claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) unless (1) the settlement is...more

8/13/2013 - FLSA Over-Time Settlement Wage and Hour Wages

New Texas Law Limits Negligent Hiring, Supervision Claims Against Employers

On June 14, Governor Rick Perry signed a new law that will preclude most causes of action for negligent hiring or negligent supervision against employers, general contractors, and premises owners. The new law (Texas H.B....more

6/17/2013 - Criminal Background Checks Criminal Records Hiring & Firing Negligent Hiring New Legislation Supervisors

Eighth Circuit Permits Individual Arbitration of FLSA Claims

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an important pro-arbitration opinion last week, compelling individual arbitration of a putative Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action. Owen v. Bristol Care, Inc., No....more

1/15/2013 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers D.R. Horton D.R. Horton v NLRB Federal Arbitration Act FLSA Misclassification NLRA NLRB Waivers

Knowledge Management—More Than Technology

Some people assume, incorrectly, that technology is the be-all and end-all of knowledge management (KM). Technology undoubtedly facilitates KM, since most information is now stored, indexed, and accessed electronically. In...more

11/16/2012 - Knowledge Management

“Hybrid” Wage And Hour Class Actions Approved By Third Circuit

On March 27, 2012, a unanimous three-judge panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion in Knepper v. Rite Aid, Inc. reversing the district court’s ruling that the plaintiffs could not pursue state wage and...more

7/31/2012 - Class Action FLSA Rite Aid Wage and Hour Wages

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