Martinez v. Robert Francis Painting, Inc. et al

Filing 17

ORDER granting 16 Motion for Settlement; ORDER DISMISSING CASE. For the reasons set forth in the attached Order, the parties Settlement Agreement is approved and the case is hereby closed. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Steven I. Locke on 3/28/2017. (Cea, Christine)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ----------------------------------------------------------------X JOSE RIVERA MARTINEZ, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, -against- Plaintiff, ORDER 16-CV-3845 (SIL) ROBERT FRANCIS PAINTING, INC. and ROBERT KANE, an individual, Defendants. ----------------------------------------------------------------X LOCKE, Magistrate Judge: On March 16, 2017, in this wage and hour action brought pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (“FLSA”), 29 U.S.C. § 201 et seq., and the New York Labor Law (“NYLL”), N.Y. Lab. Law § 190 et seq., Plaintiff Jose Rivera Martinez and Defendants Robert Francis Painting, Inc. and Robert Kane jointly submitted a motion seeking approval of a Settlement and Release Agreement (the “Settlement Agreement”). 1 See Docket Entry (“DE”) [16]. Having reviewed the parties’ joint submission in support thereof, as well as the Settlement Agreement itself, the Court finds that the Settlement Agreement’s terms are fair and reasonable. See Cheeks v. Freeport Pancake House, Inc., 796 F.3d 199, 206 (2d Cir. 2015); Wolinsky v. Scholastic Inc., 900 F. Supp. 2d 332, 335 (S.D.N.Y. 2012) (requiring that a district court scrutinize an FLSA settlement agreement to determine that it is fair and reasonable). Accordingly, the Settlement Agreement is approved and this case is hereby closed. This action has been assigned to this Court for all purposes pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(c). See DE [15]. 1 Dated: Central Islip, New York March 28, 2017 SO ORDERED. s/ Steven I. Locke STEVEN I. LOCKE United States Magistrate Judge 2

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