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)|
|Cited Statutes:||29 U.S.C. § 216(B)|
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.