Fair Labor Standards Act; arbitration; class action waivers; Eleventh Circuit

Co-authored by Christina Meddin and Louisa Johnson

On Friday, March 21, 2014, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the dismissal of an FLSA putative collective action and compelled two employees’ claims to arbitration on an individual basis pursuant to the terms of an arbitration agreement.  The employees had argued that § 16(b) of the FLSA, which provides the mechanism for employees to
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