Department of Labor's 'Bridge to Justice' Will Likely Lead to More Lawsuits Against Employers

Department of Labor's 'Bridge to Justice' Will Likely Lead to More Lawsuits Against Employers

 

Effective December 13, 2010, an unprecedented joint "Bridge to Justice" initiative between the U.S. Department of Labor and the American Bar Association will assist plaintiffs in obtaining legal counsel for claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The most important effect of the new program may be to further discourage employer cooperation in wage and hour investigations.

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This GT Alert was written by Jay P. Lechner  and Terence P. McCourt . Questions about this information can be directed to  Jay P. Lechner  or Terence P. McCourt , or to your Greenberg Traurig  attorney. ©2010 Greenberg Traurig, LLP. All rights reserved. This Greenberg Traurig Alert is issued for informational purposes only and is not intended to be construed or used as general legal advice. Please contact the author(s) or your Greenberg Traurig contact if you have questions regarding the currency of this information.