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Arbitration Agreement Containing Class Waiver Enforceable in FLSA Case

A residential care facility administrator entered into an arbitration agreement at the time she was hired which provided that she would submit any and all claims relating to her employment to arbitration. The agreement also contained a class waiver. Despite the foregoing, the administrator filed an action on behalf of herself and other current and former employees claiming that they were misclassified as “exempt” employees, but should have been entitled to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) because they regularly worked over forty hours per week. More ›