Hotbed Of FLSA Claims To Continue In Low Economy

Law360, New York (November 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The language of the Fair Labor Standards Act has long been subject to question, but plaintiffs in recent years have raised new concerns about the 21st-century work place, resulting in a litigation boom that shows no signs of waning as employers look for ways to cut costs in a struggling economy, according to the 2009 Law360 Litigation Almanac.

Statistics compiled by Law360 show the number of new FLSA suits filed each year rose 40 percent between 2004 and 2007, and figures show new filings are on...
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