The Eighth Circuit held that arbitration agreements containing class waivers are enforceable in claims brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  Owen v. Bristol Care, Inc., 702 F.3d 1050 (8th Cir. 2013) (No. 12-1719).  The court found that neither the language nor legislative history of the FLSA indicates that class waivers are impermissible.  Accordingly, absent any “contrary congressional command” from the FLSA that a right to engage in class actions overrides the mandate of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) in favor of arbitration, the court concluded that the class action waivers were enforceable.