Wage-And-Hour Suit Boom May Lurk Behind Oil Price Bust

By Ben James (April 6, 2015, 4:57 PM EDT) -- The steep drop in oil prices over the past year will spur an increase in wage-and-hour suits against companies in the energy sector, as laid-off workers turn to attorneys who are on the lookout for soft spots — like questionable classifications of workers as overtime-exempt or independent contractors — that could be the basis for lucrative collective action claims, management-side lawyers say....

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