By Rob Whitman and Howard M. Wexler
As we have noted in previous posts, courts have been paying increasingly close attention to the terms of FLSA settlements and, on occasion, refusing to approve agreements where they are concerned by, for example, the amount of attorneys’ fees as compared to money going to the plaintiffs.
One judge who has swum … Continue Reading
Co-authored by Rob Whitman, Howard Wexler, and Noah Finkel
Unlike most other causes of action, FLSA claims require court or agency approval before a release can be deemed fully valid and enforceable. Are there scenarios where it makes sense for employers to “roll the dice” and settle a pending litigation without asking the court to bless the terms … Continue Reading
Authored by Adam J. Smiley
A New York federal judge gave an initial thumbs-up last Thursday to what is believed to be the largest unpaid internship settlement on the books: $450,000.
Elite Model Management was sued by a former unpaid intern in February 2013 (See Complaint), claiming that Elite deliberately misclassified interns as non-employees who were not protected by … Continue Reading