A federal district court denied a joint motion of the parties to refer a FLSA matter to arbitration, concluding that the legislative policy favoring public resolution of FLSA actions and judicial scrutiny of FLSA settlements places the FLSA at odds with arbitration.  Ryan v. Event Operations Group, Inc.,No. 12-00670 (N.D. Ala. Jan. 7, 2013). The court explained that arbitration frustrates implementation of rights granted by the FLSA and thwarts Congressional intent to ensure widespread compliance with the statute.