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Below is the first part of an article by The HR Specialist from BusinessManagement.com. It reads…..

Although potentially ruinous wage-and-hour class-action lawsuits increased “significantly” in 2013, employers dug in their heels and wound up paying less than they have in years, according to a new report by the Seyfarth Shaw law firm.

Reason: A new legal landscape works against employee class-action suits, following key U.S. Supreme Court decisions. Result: 2013 class-action settlements were lower than they have been since 2006.

Last year, employees filed 12,311 discrimination class actions, almost 2,000 fewer than in 2012. Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) class actions—many accusing employers of mismanaging retirement funds—totaled 7,279. That’s 629 less than in 2012.

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