A Philadelphia federal judge’s recent criticism of a rule requiring judicial approval of individual Fair Labor Standards Act settlements is a significant move toward more efficient dispute resolutions, wage-and-hour attorneys said.

Lawyers for plaintiffs and defendants alike said the rule has long created obstacles for employers, workers and their counsel. They said providing the parties discretion to settle simple FLSA matters out of court saves time and money for everyone involved.

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