Tag Archives: Settlements

But We Cut a Settlement and They Agreed to It!?!

As we have previously noted, employers are increasingly resorting to arbitration agreements, waivers and releases  and other strategies in an attempt to limit liability in employment matters and reduce or eliminate the risk and cost of litigation. With the explosion of litigation being brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), employers may be similarly tempted … Continue reading this entry

Ruling Confirms EEOC’s Authority to Seek Court Supervision for Settlements

Dennis Anderson was terminated for violating his employer’s policy requiring employees to report their use of prescription drugs, even legal ones, that could cause dizziness or otherwise impair employees. The EEOC alleged that under the drug policy, Product Fabricators made unlawful medical inquiries of employees, failed to keep employees’ medical information confidential, and discharged the … Continue reading this entry