FLSA, FMLA Lawsuits Soaring, New Statistics Show

Law360, New York (March 11, 2015, 9:24 PM EDT) -- New Fair Labor Standards Act suit filings have soared to their highest level in more than two decades, and new Family and Medical Leave Act cases have been increasing steeply year over year, statistics released Tuesday show, and lawyers attribute these trends to factors including greater awareness of workers' rights and employers' ongoing struggles with compliance.

Data released Tuesday by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts said 8,160 Fair Labor Standards Acts cases were launched in the 12 months ending Sept. 30, an 8.8 percent increase from the 7,500 FLSA cases filed during the previous 12 months.

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