Wage and Hour Claims

Wage and Hour Claim Attorney Serving Chicago

Your employer may have mis-classified you as a salaried employee to avoid paying you overtime. If you have concerns about your pay rate, hours worked, or wages owed, the Law Offices of Fern Trevino can provide gudiance. Since 1993 the firm has represented and counseled employees in the Chicago-area on compensation matters.

Wage & Hour Claims - Protecting Your Right to Fair Compensation

In Illinois, employee compensation is governed by contract law, laws the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (IWPCA). These laws cover minimum wage, overtime pay, classification of employees as exempt or non-exempt, and a number of other key issues. Employees are entitled to compensation for their hours worked and should be paid at least twice a month, with some exceptions. The way an employee is paid will depend on whether s/he is classified as exempt (salaried and therefore not entitled to overtime pay) or non-exempt (hourly and therefore entitled to overtime pay for time worked more than 40 hours in a week).

Some employers may intentionally misclassify employees in order to avoid paying overtime, certain benefits, and health insurance. For example, an employee who should be non-exempt may be classified as exempt, and an employee may be wrongfully classified as an independent contractor.

If you have questions about your classification, hours or compensation contact the firm to schedule a confidential consultation with an employment lawyer.

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