Wage And Hour Deals Rose To $467M In 2012, Study Says

Law360, New York (March 20, 2013, 6:02 PM EDT) -- Companies paid more on average to settle wage and hour lawsuits in 2012 than they did in 2011, coughing up a total of $467 million and pushing the overall amount paid to resolve such cases over the past six years to $2.7 billion, according to a study by NERA Economic Consulting.

The NERA study, released earlier this month, said that employers shelled out an average of $4.8 million to resolve a wage and hour suit in 2012, up from $4.6 million in 2011. The $467 million...
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