Employers struggle to control wage-and-hour litigation
The article reports that observers say wage-and-hour lawsuits are becoming a major concern for employers as more suits are filed. The complexity of federal and state laws, the relative ease of winning class action certification and workers laid off as a result of the weak economy have led to more litigation in recent years. The complexity of the rules, which vary among the state and federal laws are easy to inadvertently break. “There is no turnkey solution that you can just plug in,” said Mr. Schreiber.