Despite Backlash, Florida To Remain FLSA Hotbed

Law360, New York (November 18, 2009, 2:42 PM EST) -- A concentration of low-wage workers, midsize businesses and vigorous plaintiffs firms has made Florida a favorite spot for Fair Labor Standards Act litigation, and despite a judicial backlash — one judge called the situation “out of hand” — the FLSA hot spot shows no signs of cooling down, according to lawyers.

In recent years, FLSA litigation has soared across the U.S., egged on by U.S. Department of Labor regulations that expanded overtime eligibility in 2004 and a perception that wage-and-hour suits are a relatively easy —...
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