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Connie Lensing, a top FedEx Corp. lawyer, gave U.S. business leaders at the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform 14th Annual Legal Reform Summit a tough pill to swallow: Wage-and-hour class action lawsuits are on the rise.
In October, Lensing cited statistics from a new ILR trends report that says a major wage-and-hour litigation influx has come, overtaking other types of workplace litigation. Settlements of wage-and-hour cases totaled about $2.7 billion from 2007 to 2012, with $467 million coming from last year, according to the report, "The New Lawsuit Ecosystem."
"Certainly, the trend in wage-and-hour class actions is they are growing, and they are here to stay," said Lensing, who is senior vice president for litigation and employment at FedEx's cargo airline, FedEx Express.
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This article is courtesy of Blog of Legal Times.