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Uptick in FLSA Litigation Expected to Continue in 2016

Nov. 25, 2015, 5:00 AM

Federal wage and hour litigation is on the rise and is expected to continue increasing in 2016, employment attorneys told Bloomberg BNA.

Federal courts saw 8,781 Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuits in fiscal year 2015, which is a 7.6 percent increase from the previous year, according to a Nov. 20 blog post by management-side law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

Wage and hour cases filed in federal court have increased about 450 percent in the last 15 years, Seyfarth concluded, using data compiled from the Judicial Resource Center. The firm predicts that the number of FLSA lawsuits in 2016 will surpass...

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