Most of us rely on our paychecks to pay bills and meet monthly obligations. When you are shorted the money you have worked for, it makes it hard to meet these expenses while providing for your loved one’s needs. If you are involved in these types of disputes, the Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline is here to help. With over 30 years’ experience representing clients in similar matters, our experienced Beverly wage and overtime dispute attorney provides the professional legal representation you need to get payments you have earned.
Your rights to being paid for the work you do are protected under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which is enforced through the U.S. Department of Labor Wages and Hours Division (WHD). Under the FLSA, employers are required to meet federal guidelines concerning the following:
In addition, each state has its own laws protecting worker wages, and provided these fall above federal levels, they have the right to set minimum wages as they choose. While some states elect not to add on to the federal minimum, others, including Illinois, set wages for workers slightly higher to accommodate for costs of living.
In Illinois, employers who violate minimum wage requirements and those who neglect to pay employers for work performed face stiff penalties. Through the Illinois Department of Labor (DOL) , these employers could face heavy administrative fines, while having to pay additional sums on any outstanding amounts owed to their employees until the debt is paid in full. The types of compensation often involved in these disputes include the following:
If you are involved in a dispute with your employer over the amount of compensation you are entitled to for work performed, contact our Beverly wage and overtime dispute attorney today. At the Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline, we provide the aggressive legal representation you need to assist you in getting the compensation you deserve.