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Wage Fights

The number of wage-hour lawsuits filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act hit a record mark this year, according to the law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP. A total of 7,064 cases were filed in fiscal year 2012, compared with 2,035 in fiscal year 2002. Misclassification of employees, alleged uncompensated work and issues regarding overtime were the top causes of the lawsuits.