Federal wage and hour lawsuits have reached a record high. So far in 2013, cases filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) have continued to increase sharply. There were 7,764 FLSA cases filed in 2013, up 10 percent from 2012, which saw 7,064 cases filed, according to data from the Federal Judicial Center. Claims forming the bulk of the filings include misclassification of employees, alleged uncompensated “work” performed off the clock and miscalculation of overtime pay for non-exempt workers. Both employees and employers must follow the law. Neither group should expect anything but fairness in the judicial system.
Source: Claims Journal
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