According to data provided to us recently by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, there were 1,316 lawsuits filed in federal court in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 alleging violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In contrast, the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), which enforces the FMLA, reports that over the same period it resolved 1,040 administrative complaints filed with the agency under the law. This is the fourth year in a row in which lawsuits filed have exceeded administrative complaints resolved, and the gap between the two appears to be widening.

NT Lakis professionals have prepared a guide that takes closer look at the numbers, including a chart that we prepared summarizing WHD’s annual complaint resolution data over the past 10 fiscal years.

Members of the Center for Workplace Compliance (CWC) can read more here.