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Vicarious wage-hour liability



In today's fastest-growing form of employment litigation, prepare to be blamed not just for your own sins but also for those of your subcontractors and temp agencies. Lynne Hermle of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe explains in Law.com's GC California.

Meanwhile, Julie Kay of the NLJ writes that the Middle District of Florida federal bench is coping with a glut of wage-hour suits filed by two high-volume Orlando firms, Morgan & Morgan and the Pantas Law Firm. The judges say the two firms, which some defense lawyers assail as wage-hour complaint "mills", have consistently ignored scheduling orders, and have asked them to show cause why they should not be sanctioned or disciplined. Morgan & Morgan, which has offices in several cities and now says it has more than 1,000 active cases, concedes through a partner that it has had "growing pains".

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Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
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