New York Federal Judge: FLSA Suit Can Be Settled Without Court Approval

New York Federal Judge: FLSA Suit Can Be Settled Without Court Approval

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - A woman can settle her unpaid wages complaint against her former employer brought as a collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) because the FLSA does not apply to the woman's right under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(a) to dismiss the action without the oversight or approval of the court, a New York federal judge held Feb. 22 (Donna Picerni v. Bilingual SEIT & Preschool Inc., No. 12-4938, E.D. N.Y.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24622).

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