Wage and hour suits on the rise, study says

Number of cases has grown almost every year since 2000

According to a report, which has yet to be released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, the number of wage and hour lawsuits is on the rise—and this year, it has reached at 20-year high. The Administrative Office plans to release the full report later this year.

The data, which Seyfarth Shaw reported in July, shows that there were 7,064 federal wage and hour suits filed during the 12 months ending March 21. That number, the office said, has grown almost every year since 2000 when the total was fewer than 1,900.


Cathleen Flahardy

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