Fair Labor Standards Act — collective bargaining

Where the language in a collective bargaining agreement did not specifically reference statutory rights, there was no need for an employee to exhaust a grievance procedure before suing under the Fair Labor Standards Act.The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a decision by U.S. District Judge Charles R. Norgle.Luis Vega worked for New Forest Home Cemetery as a seasonal employee from May 2010 to June 2015. Vega’s …

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