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Advocate’s View: Second Circuit gives FLSA litigants a shortcut to settlement approval

In settling a Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) action, reaching an agreement between the parties has usually been just the first step. Before the parties file a stipulation of discontinuance under Federal Rule 41(a)(1)(A), the court or the Department of Labor (“DOL”) must approve the settlement. The Second Circuit imposed this requirement in Cheeks v. ...

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