DOL Overtime Rules May Rattle Retailers With Litigation
August 20, 2015, 11:41 AM EDT
Law360, New York (August 20, 2015, 11:41 AM EDT) -- Currently, wage-and-hour litigation is thriving. In 2014 alone, 8,086 Fair Labor Standards Act cases were filed across the nation. This is an increase of 124 percent from the number of cases filed 10 years prior. The legal system has witnessed several consecutive years of increased wage-and-hour filings, outpacing all other types of workplace class actions. Accordingly, significant costs continue to be incurred by employers due to wage-and-hour claims.
Section 13(a)(1) of the FLSA exempts white collar employees, or those who are employed in a bona fide...