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Cheryl Wilke Published in Daily Business Review on Seemingly Frivolous FLSA Suits

December 7, 2012

"Apparent 'frivolous' suits can prove costly to companies"

Hinshaw Labor & Employment partner Cheryl Wilke wrote an article published in the Daily Business Review. In it, she highlights several seemingly frivolous lawsuits claiming violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in which the employers were held liable for asserted overtime and regular wages. She also offers practical steps an employer can take to better protect themselves from such claims.

Cheryl Wilke is Partner-in-Charge of Hinshaw's Ft. Lauderdale office, where she focuses her practice in the representation of employers in labor and employment matters, including litigation of FLSA, Title VII and retaliatory cases. In addition, Ms. Wilke provides comprehensive risk management programs for her clients. She counsels on all aspects of employer / employee relations, including business litigation, regulatory compliance, employment defense litigation and workers’ compensation matters.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. law firm with 450 attorneys located in 11 states and London. Founded in 1934, the firm has a national reputation for its insurance industry work, its representation of professionals and law firms, and its closely coordinated business advisory, transactional and litigation services. We serve clients ranging from emerging and middle-market businesses to Fortune 500 companies, as well as governmental and public sector clients.

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