Cos. To Pull Purse Strings On Employment Legal Spending

Law360, New York (August 31, 2012, 5:36 PM EDT) -- After a bump in spending thanks to recent court decisions and new priorities in Washington, companies are projected to dish out less to litigate labor and employment disputes in the coming year, a new survey of corporate counsel says.

Reacting to a surge in wage-and-hour disputes brought on in part by court rulings favorable to employees and regulatory changes put in place by the Obama administration, companies increased spending on employment litigation by about $500 million between 2010 and 2012, according to the BTI Litigation Outlook...
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