Mar 25, 2014

The Eleventh Circuit Approves Collective Action Waivers

In Walthour v. Chipio Windshield Repair, LLC, Case No. 13-11309 (decided March 21, 2014), the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that employers could enter into enforceable arbitration agreements with their employees in which their employees waived their right to bring class actions or collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). In Chipio, the plaintiffs had sued their employers contending that their employers had failed to pay them the required minimum wage and overtime wages for having worked in excess of 40 hours per week. Each of the employees had entered in an arbitration agreement that provided that… Read more