FLSA Class Actions To Hit Record High In 2016

Law360, New York (January 12, 2016, 10:53 PM EST) -- Employers will need to be vigilant in ensuring compliance with labor laws this year because the plaintiffs bar and enforcement agencies are expected to be aggressive in filing class actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and are likely to hit a new high-water mark for filings, attorneys say.

This year, workers’ attorneys and government agencies are expected to file more lawsuits and continue refining successful strategies for securing certification of their class and collective actions. They’ll do so amid a regulatory landscape of expanded overtime eligibility and increased scrutiny of how employers classify their workers, according to a new report...

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