Mealey's Labor & Employment - 2nd Circuit Sends Wage-And-Hour Suit Back To State Court

Mealey's Labor & Employment - 2nd Circuit Sends Wage-And-Hour Suit Back To State Court

NEW YORK - A lawsuit filed by two mortgage underwriters seeking unpaid wages under Connecticut state law belongs in state court, the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled March 27, finding that the federal trial court erred in determining that the plaintiffs' state common law claims were preempted by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) (Tracy Fracasse, et al. v. People's United Bank, No. 13-266, 2nd Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 5611).

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