Earlier this month, in Yu v. Hasaki Restaurant Inc., the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that settlements of Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) lawsuits reached through the “offer of judgment” procedure under Rule 68 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure do not require judicial approval.  The court’s decision resolved a significant open

In Cheeks v. Freeport Pancake House, Inc. et als., the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that parties may not privately settle claims arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) with prejudice (which forecloses a future lawsuit), without court approval or United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) supervision.  With