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Scores of wage-and-hour class and collective actions have been filed over the past few years seeking unpaid wages allegedly due under state labor laws and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). These suits have been initiated by various types of employees including pharmaceutical sales representatives, telecommunications managerial employees, retail non-managerial employees, hospital employees, inside sales consultants, manufacturing employees and real estate agents. Nearly 1.5 million employees had their hopes for a class action employment discrimination lawsuit dampened by the U.S. Supreme Court in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541 (2011). Could Dukes dampen the hopes of employees seeking to bring these wage-and-hour disputes as well? 

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