Trends To Watch In 2007

Law360, New York (December 22, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- The number of wage and hour class actions and worker retaliation claims will continue to swell in 2007, as employers struggle to cope with recently adopted electronic discovery rules and protect their intellectual property through nondisclosure and noncompete agreements, experts say.

The number of class actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state laws increased in 2006, and that trend will continue in the coming year.

“The filings seem to only increase daily, and the plaintiffs’ wage and hour bar has made large strides...
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