Wage-And-Hour Suit Increase Picks Up Steam In '09

Law360, New York (January 4, 2010, 7:51 PM EST) -- Rocky economic conditions spurred a rise in federal discrimination litigation and helped the explosive proliferation of wage-and-hour cases continue in 2009, which saw a sharp spike in the number of new Fair Labor Standards Act cases popping up on federal dockets.

Federal discrimination claims, FLSA suits and Employee Retirement Income Security Act litigation all increased from 2008 to 2009. New FLSA filings — including new cases and suits transferred into federal court — led the way, shooting up 19 percent in 2009. The data from 2009...
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