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Robert Small of Reger Rizzo Darnall Robert Small of Reger Rizzo Darnall

Litigation costs of even a successful defense of a Fair Labor Standards Act case can be tens of thousands of dollars. Damages in an unsuccessful case include the wages found to be owed, liquidated damages in the same amount, plus attorney fees and costs, and can be crippling. Furthermore, settlement of an FLSA claim is effective only if approved by a federal court or the U.S. Department of Labor, which can invite further inquiry into an employer’s wage and tax practices.

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