Record number of federal wage and hour lawsuits filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act

There are several steps that in-house counsel may want to take in response to the data

There was a record high for federal wage and hour lawsuits filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act during the 2013-2014 year.

Some 8,126 FLSA cases were filed between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014, according to data from the Federal Judicial Center. That is almost 5 percent more than the number of lawsuits filed in the prior year’s period.

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