01/04/2015 // Dallas, Texas, United States // Attorney Keith Clouse // Keith Clouse // (press release)
A recent news article reported on the incredible spike in wage and hour lawsuits. Over the past decade, wage and hour lawsuits filed by Texas workers and federal regulators tripled. Factors contributing to this dramatic increase include:
• Increased number of small and mid-sized businesses that are unfamiliar with the technicalities of wage and hour laws;
• Increased knowledge of wage and hour rights by workers who conduct their own research via the Internet; and
• Aggressive solicitation by plaintiff lawyers via social media and other outlets.
Wage and hour lawsuits are brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. This federal law created the forty hour workweek, restricted child labor, established the minimum wage, and created overtime pay obligations and record-keeping obligations for employers. The law contains many exceptions to its application, and employers often profess confusion about how to comply with the FLSA. In many cases, employers have made good faith efforts to comply with the law, but they still fall short of full compliance.
This article is presented by the Dallas employment attorneys at Clouse Dunn LLP. To speak to an Dallas Wage & Hour Lawyer / employment attorney about a wage and hour issue or to discuss FLSA compliance, send an email to [email protected] or call (214) 239-2705.
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