I HAVE COMPLAIN 710 LABOR FAIR STANDARDS ACT FOR UNPAIN OVERTIMES ? ME AND MY EX EMPLOYER AGREED ON SETTLEMENT. WHAT IS POSSIBLE REASONS JUDGE DOES NOT WANT TO APPROVE IT AND WANTS HEARING?
Is there a confidentiality clause?
I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been handling criminal defense and personal injury cases for over 19 years. The above answer, and any follow up comments or emails, is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice.
Dear Madam or Sir:
I am moving your question as it has nothing to do with an injury "on the job".
The foregoing is based on the little information provided; additional facts may change the comments given.
In FLSA cases, the parties cannot settle a case without the court reviewing the terms and makes a determination that the settlement and attorney's fees are fair. The court orders a Fairness Hearing and There is no way around it. The hearing is sometimes referred to as a Cheeks hearing, which is the name of a case in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals that set forth this rule. Be patient. The judge is making sure you are not getting ripped off and that you had fair representation.
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