Over the last year, there’s been a dramatic rise in the number of wage-and-hour lawsuits.
The spike has affected employers in all states. Why? For one, the economy has employees hypersensitive about their pay. If they feel they’re being cheated in any way, they’ll sue.
For another, highly publicized class-action cases involving Wal-Mart and other well-known employers have spurred copycat lawsuits.
A recent study by Seyfarth Shaw tracked wage-and-hour lawsuit activity in every state. The eight most active states are:
- New York
- New Jersey
- Pennsylvania, and
A growing number of law firms specialize in wage-and-hour lawsuits. Such cases are considered low-hanging fruit because it’s easy for employers to accidentally run afoul of FLSA.