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Case: Wage & Hour/Settlement Agreement (S.D.N.Y.)

June 23, 2022, 5:51 PM

A federal district court in New York declined to approve a joint proposed settlement agreement addressing alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law by Grace Farms, Inc., Liberty Café and two individuals, concluding that the proposed agreements for two separate settlements aren’t fair and reasonable. The court stated that the Miranda group settlement restricts the parties’ future employment, and the release and the covenant not to sue aren’t properly limited in time and scope. Further, the court ruled that both the Miranda group parties’ and the Amaro group parties’ counsels will need to ...