As we have discussed previously in this blog, wage and hour lawsuits continue to be prevalent.
Employers big and small have been facing an upward trend in wage-hour lawsuits over the past 10-15 years, and there is currently no end in sight. In the year 2000, for example, there were approximately 2,000 wage-hour claims filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA). In 2015, almost 9,000 claims were filed.
Not surprisingly, the alleged misclassification of employees as independent contractors tops the list as one of the biggest weak spots for many employers. To learn more about the difference between an employee and independent contractor, please click here.Details