To Avoid Wage-Hour Risks, Use Ounce Of Prevention

Law360, New York (August 9, 2010, 12:08 PM EDT) -- Ask almost any employment lawyer where case loads are growing fastest, and you probably won’t be surprised to hear about the explosive increase in the wage-and-hour arena.

Virtually any viewer who has switched on late-night television likely has been barraged by a string of attorneys’ wage-and-hour commercials and public service announcements from the U.S. Department of Labor’s “We Can Help” wage-and-hour awareness campaign. The growing public awareness of wage-and-hour claims may even trigger more lawsuits and even bigger resulting settlements.

At the same time, industry-standard practices...
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