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Boaz v. FedEx Customer Information Services, Inc.

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Sixth Circuit Prohibits Employers From Contractually Shortening the Limitations Period for FLSA Claims

Ogletree Deakins • August 14, 2013
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a decision in Boaz v. FedEx Customer Information Services, Inc., rejecting an employer’s defense to a claim made for unpaid overtime on the basis of a provision in an employment agreement. The court held that a provision in the agreement to shorten the statute of limitations for bringing an employment lawsuit to six months could not be used to waive the employee’s rights under to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).