FLSA Suits Escape To The Hamptons

Law360, New York (July 28, 2010, 6:22 PM EDT) -- Wage-and-hour suits are descending on the Hamptons hospitality industry like a horde of sweaty New Yorkers, and attorneys say the rise in litigation against the vacation spot's restaurants is sure to endure well past Labor Day.

Across New York state, suits brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act have been on the rise: Filings in federal court increased from 388 in 2007 to 695 in 2009. And restaurants seem to be distinctly toothsome targets.

“Employers in the hospitality industry are often the target of FLSA investigations...
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