Stemming the Wage and Hour Lawsuit Trend: All Employers Are Potential Targets


Florida leads the nation with more than 2,400 wage and hour lawsuits filed in the Middle and Southern United States district courts in 2007. That number is only expected

to climb as wage and hour collective (class) action suits become increasingly common. Yet, despite the increase in legal action, countless employers across the state continue to fail to take proactive steps to prevent and defend themselves in these suits. For Florida business owners, supervisors and human resource managers, the key to preventing and limiting a company’s liability is implementing – and abiding – by relatively simple

employment practices.

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