FLSA Cases Hit Record High in 2014

Lawsuits filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) hit another record high in 2014, according to information from Seyfarth Shaw law firm. The number of federal wage-and-hour lawsuits for the period of April 1, 2013, to March 31, 2014 (the Federal Judicial Center’s reporting year) increased to 8,126. This is an increase of almost 5% from 2013 and a 438% from just 14 years ago in 2000.

The law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP has a very telling chart that you can find here.

Employers need to be very careful examining their FLSA policies and should get professional assistance when making wage-and-hour determinations.  Paying penalties, interest and back wages (including overtime hours) especially when not expecting these additional costs, can significantly hurt a company.