Wage-And-Hour Litigation Still On The Rise, Report Finds

By Allissa Wickham (January 6, 2015, 7:50 PM EST) -- Although employers are settling far fewer discrimination class actions than at any point over the last 10 years, wage-and-hour litigation continued to rise in 2014, solidifying its reputation as a major risk for employers, according to a report issued on Tuesday by Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

In its new report on workplace class action litigation, Seyfarth found that although employment discrimination filings and suits brought under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act decreased in 2014, cases brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act jumped, increasing from 7,882 in 2013 to 8,066 by the end of last year.

Gerald L. Maatman Jr., co-chair...

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