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Employer Law Blog

We address issues, cases and matters of statutory and regulatory compliance of employment law that can impact a business' growth and profitability.

Employer Law Blog
August 15, 2022

FLSA Settlements: Is the Tide Turning on the Requirement of Court Approval?

For the last 40 years, most courts have required court approval of settlements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for their releases of claims to be valid and enforceable. This requirement stemmed from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals’ opinion in a case from 1982 styled Lynn’s Food Stores, Inc. v. United States, wherein the court concluded court approval of settlements was necessary under the FLSA to ensure their fairness.

Employer Law Blog
March 21, 2022

Play Ball: Legal Updates in Major League Baseball

March has been a busy month on the legal front for Major League Baseball. Baseball fans can now breathe a large sigh of relief, as a contentious, months-long lock-out finally came to end on March 10, 2022, when the MLB and the MLB Players Association reached agreement on a new CBA for the next 5 years.