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Seventh Circuit says employers can't force workers to sign away rights to sue over OT, other wage claims

Jonathan Bilyk May 27, 2016, 5:20pm

Employers can still ask employees to sign contracts sending disputes over overtime or other wage and hour issues to arbitration, bypassing the courts. But a federal appeals panel in Chicago said any attempts to force employees to sign such agreements as a condition of employment violates federal law, leaving such contracts unenforceable.