2nd Circuit: Settlement Of FLSA Claims Requires Court Or DOL Approval

(August 13, 2015, 11:13 AM EDT) -- NEW YORK — The dismissal with prejudice of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claims following settlement negotiation requires judicial or U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) approval of settlement terms, the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 7 (Dorian Cheeks v. Freeport Pancake House, Inc., et al., No. 14-299, 2nd Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 13815)....

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