As employer brace for the big change to the federal overtime pay rule that will go into effect on Dec. 1, there are probably a few businesses that will be tempted to skirt a rule that they view as unreasonably expensive.

But recently-released research on wage and hour lawsuits should serve as a reminder to employers to take the law seriously.

The research by TSheets, the time management software provider, shows that wage and hour lawsuits have increased 450 percent in the past 20 years. Last year, 8,781 employees sued employers over wage or hour violations, up from only 1,580 in 1995.

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