AmTrust Unit Settles Ex-Banker’s FLSA Suit

Shavitz Law Group

Law 360 – July 19, 2011
A Florida federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement to end a proposed overtime collective action brought by a former personal banker at AmTrust Bank Investment Services Inc., a unit of the now-bankrupt AmTrust Bank. 

Despite Backlash, Florida To Remain FLSA Hotbed

Shavitz Law Group

Law 360 – November 18, 2009
A concentration of low-wage workers, midsize businesses and vigorous plaintiffs firms has made Florida a favorite spot for Fair Labor Standards Act litigation, and despite a judicial backlash — one judge called the situation “out of hand” — the FLSA hot spot shows no signs of cooling down, according to lawyers.