Labor and Employment chair Laurent Drogin was quoted in “Scrutiny of Wage Settlements Reshapes Litigation Strategy” for Bloomberg Law. In the article, Laurent addressed greater scrutiny by courts when parties reach a settlement in Fair Labor Standards Act cases. Laurent stated, “Now, achieving settlement among the parties is only half the battle because lawyers have to get it approved.” He explained that the heavier scrutiny creates an incentive for both sides to settle a case before it goes to court. Laurent also addressed confidentiality clauses and stated that courts are “refusing to approve settlements where employees are forbidden to discuss or disclose the terms of the settlement with current or former employees.” To read the full article, click here.
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