Businesses are often involved in disputes over contracts, insurance coverage, employment disputes with termination and severance, torts, malpractice and regulatory compliance.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments. The FLSA allows employee to file a lawsuit recover back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages where minimum wage and overtime violations exist plus attorney’s fees and costs. Generally, a 2-year statute of limitations applies to the recovery of back wages and liquidated damages. A 3-year statute of limitations applies in cases involving willful violations.
There are both federal and state laws that prohibit businesses from conducting unfair and deceptive trade practices. Examples of deceptive practices include a representation, omission or practice that misleads the consumer. A practice by a business is considered unfair where it causes or likely to cause substantial injury to consumers, cannot be reasonably avoided by consumers and is not outweighed by countervailing benefits to consumers or competition. Federal and state laws impacting unfair and deceptive trade practices impacts almost every industry from banking, to food shopping, to online sales and advertisements.
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Schapiro Law Group has ample experience addressing the FLSA, unfair/deceptive trade practices and other business litigation disputes.