Problems and issues can arise in any job setting, whether with your coworkers, your immediate supervisor, or your employer in general. While these situations may be unpleasant, they are often something you generally learn to live with. On the other hand, problems with getting paid for your services are a serious matter, requiring you to take action. At the Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline, we provide the professional legal representation you need to protect your rights. With over 30 years’ experience representing clients in similar situations, our experienced Bridgeport wage and overtime dispute attorney can advise you on the course of action necessary to get the wages you have earned.
Employee rights concerning wages and overtime are protected on the national level through the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), one of several federal laws enforced through the U.S. Department of Labor Wages and Hours Division (WHD). Under the FLSA, employee rights in the workplace are protected as they pertain to the following:
In addition to federal laws, each state has the freedom to enact its own laws protecting employee wages. In Illinois, these laws set the state minimum wage requirement, in addition to providing guidelines when wage disputes arise.
Under guidelines established by the Illinois Department of Labor (DOL), employers who violate minimum wage requirements or deprive workers of the rightful wages may be subject to penalties, including administrative fines as well as compensation payable to employees over and above what is actually owed. The types of employee compensation typically involved in these disputes include:
If you are involved in a dispute concerning work hours or wages with your employer, contact our Bridgeport wage and overtime dispute attorney today. At the Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline, we provide the aggressive legal representation you need to protect your rights and interests in these types of matters, while assisting you in getting the compensation you deserve.