Wage-and-hour litigation is the fastest-growing employment law threat employers face, according to a study by the Crowell & Moring law firm. Alarm bell: It costs an average of $5.8 million to settle a wage-and-hour case, largely because so many are class-action lawsuits.
The firm warns that exempt/nonexempt misclassification cases will continue to be particularly troublesome because of more vigorous government enforcement.
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