I have settled numerous FLSA cases and note that there are many elements that management-side lawyers always want to see in such a document.  One is a confidentiality provision as we do not want the employee “shooting his mouth off” over what he received in settlement.  We also want as broad a Release as possible

I have defended a number of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) class actions and individual suits and many of these result in settlement.  When these cases are settled, naturally, a document is drawn up for the plaintiff(s) to sign.  These settlements, under law, must be judicially approved and if they are not, both parties (especially