According to federal data parsed by the law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP, fiscal 2015 ending Sept. 30 saw a record number of federal wage-and-hour lawsuits. The tally hit 8,781, up 7.6 percent from the 2014 fiscal year.
The report on the law firm’s blog didn’t break down the lawsuits by industry.
Wage-and-hour lawsuits are based on provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and the Department of Labor, for one, has been focusing its enforcement on violations of FLSA wage, hour, overtime and misclassification standards.
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