Recent Trends In Health Care Wage And Hour Actions

Law360, New York (December 23, 2009, 10:13 AM EST) -- Wage and hour class and collective actions present an ever-increasing threat to employers. Over the past five years, wage and hour class action filings have more than doubled in number.

Plaintiffs’ firms have targeted particular industries, focusing on call centers, airlines, retail establishments and food processing plants. More recently, wage and hour class action attorneys have honed in on the health care industry.

Health care suits in recent months have focused on off-the-clock claims, with particular attention to automatic meal break deductions. Other issues on the...
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