Mike Kun Quoted in “Employers Face Increased Wage-and-Hour Litigation and Regulatory Scrutiny”

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Michael S. Kun, a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice, in the firm's Los Angeles office, was quoted in Business Insurance, in “Employers Face Increased Wage-and-Hour Litigation and Regulatory Scrutiny.” (Read the full version — subscription required.)

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Wage-and-hour suits began increasing in the late 1990s as “the plaintiffs' bar realized that there was money to be made,” said Michael S. Kun, a member of law firm Epstein Becker & Green P.C. in Los Angeles. …

Individual plaintiffs' recovery can be small, but “the legal fees can be enormous” for their attorneys, Mr. Kun said. …

In its December ruling in Integrity Staffing Solutions Inc. v. Jesse Busk et al., the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the Wilmington, Delaware-based firm was not obligated under the FLSA to compensate workers for the roughly 25 minutes a day they spend waiting to undergo a security screening to leave warehouses in Las Vegas and Fenley, Nevada. Security checks were not a “principal activity” the workers were employed to perform, the high court ruled.

“It could have led to a parade of horribles if the Supreme Court had ruled otherwise,” Mr. Kun said.