Expect More Employment Suits in 2010: Report

Law360, New York (January 14, 2010, 4:16 PM EST) -- Companies are likely to face even more employment-related class actions and increased financial exposure from such claims in 2010, according to a litigation report by Seyfarth Shaw LLP released Thursday.

The report, which examined employment law class actions and collective actions in both federal and state courts, found that the number of employment-related class action filings increased significantly in 2009, with wage-and-hour litigation continuing to dwarf all other types of workplace class actions.

The financial stakes in workplace litigation also grew significantly in 2009, the report...
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