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Surge In FLSA Suits Not Expected To End Soon

Law360 (January 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Management-side employment lawyers point to gray areas in the Fair Labor Standards Act and the low threshold for winning conditional certification in collective actions as two reasons why the FLSA litigation boom refuses to die, but plaintiffs lawyers say the law lacks the teeth to give employers an economic incentive to comply.

Management-side and plaintiffs employment lawyers don't agree on much, but attorneys in both camps say the volume of new FLSA suits will continue to swell.

The FLSA has a three-year statute of limitations for...
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