Legal Memorandum: Award of Attorney's Fees in a FLSA Case

Issue: What, if any, attorney’s fees are permissible under the Fair Labor Standards Act?

Area of Law: Employee Law, Litigation & Procedure
Keywords: Attorney's fees; Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Jurisdiction: Federal
Cited Cases: None
Cited Statutes: 29 U.S.C. § 216(B)
Date: 06/01/2015

Under 29 U.S.C. § 216(B), in addition to any judgment awarded to a prevailing plaintiff in a Fair Labor Standards Act case, the court must allow a reasonable attorney’s fee, to be paid by the defendant, as well as the costs of the action.


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