When you spend your time working and performing services for an employer, you rightfully expect to be compensated for your wages. In the event circumstances cause you to leave that job, severance and vacation pay often help to cushion your adjustment in a new position. At the Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline, we provide the comprehensive legal representation you need when these types of situations occur. With over 30 years’ experience in representing clients involved in disputes with employers, our Mt. Greenwood wage and overtime attorney can assist you in getting the wages you have earned.
Employee rights concerning wages and overtime are afforded legal protections through the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), one of several federal laws pertaining to workers that is enforced through the U.S. Department of Labor Wages and Hours Division (WHD). Under the FLSA, employers are provided guidelines, which dictate their obligation in handling the following:
In addition to applicable federal laws, most states also have laws that protect workers and the wages they earn. In Illinois, these laws require a state minimum wage that is above the federal requirement, while providing dispute resolution for when issues do arise.
Through the Illinois Department of Labor (DOL), employers who do not adhere to minimum wage requirements or deprive workers of their rightful wages can be held accountable for their actions. Penalties involved may include administrative fines, in addition to reimbursing employees for what they are owed, along with addition compensation for delays. Claims involving wage disputes often center around the following:
If you are involved in a dispute with your employer concerning wages that you are owed, contact our Mt. Greenwood wage and overtime dispute attorney today. At the Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline, we provide the experienced legal representation you need in these situations to ensure your rights are protected, and to assist you in getting the compensation you deserve.