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FLSA Turns 80: Causes Of Growth In Wage And Hour Cases

Law360 (June 12, 2018, 12:40 PM EDT) -- Originally signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1938, the Fair Labor Standards Act turns 80 this year. In this Expert Analysis series, attorneys most familiar with the statute provide different perspectives on the law’s impact and development over the course of its history.

Richard Alfred

Kyle Petersen Since the turn of the 21st century, the number of Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuits filed in federal court has increased by more than 300 percent. Many of these FLSA cases were pleaded as collective actions, resulting not...
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