Avoiding The Wage-And-Hour Lawsuit Boom

Law360, New York (March 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- You have excellent human resources and legal departments, sophisticated and well-publicized policies prohibiting discrimination and retaliation, and effective internal complaint and mediation processes. You have eliminated or reduced the number of charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and lawsuits alleging discrimination. Are you in the clear?

According to various sources, claims and lawsuits filed on behalf of groups of employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) have surpassed the number of race and gender class actions (the traditional frontrunners in the employment arena)...
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