FLSA Class Actions: Six strategies for limiting your exposure to class action lawsuits

November 16, 2005 Published Work
Human Resources 2006, Winter Edition, Thompson Publishing Group

Largely because of its class action feature, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has become increasingly popular with plaintiffs' attorneys. Indeed, more than 150 class actions seeking damages under the FLSA have been filed over the last three years, and, between 2000 and 2003, the number of class actions swelled by 70 percent. Not surprisingly, the dramatic increase in the filing of such class actions, as well as enhanced agency enforcement, have pushed the FLSA to the foreground of the legal landscape.