FLSA cases filed in federal courts continue to grow, according to Law360’s 2014 FLSA Litigation Report released last week. Nearly 8,000 FLSA cases were filed in 2014, an increase of 3.32% over 2013. Although this increase seems modest, it continues a decade-long trend. Statistics available from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts shows FLSA cases more than doubling in the last decade, increasing steadily from only 3,464 cases filed in the year ending March 31, 2005.
The busiest federal courts for FLSA litigation are in Florida and New York. Leading the way is the Southern District of Florida with 1,145 FLSA cases filed 2014, closely followed by the Southern District of New York (889 cases), the Eastern District of New York (766) and the Middle District of Florida (608).
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