Workplaces in Oak Park, Illinois should be environments where employees can thrive while getting their jobs done, yet various kinds of legal issues can arise that affect an employee’s ability to work. It is important for employees and employers alike to know that workers have a wide variety of protections under both federal and state law, including protections against employment discrimination, wage and hour violations, and retaliation. If you need help with an employment law matter, one of our experienced Oak Park employment law attorneys can assist you.
At the Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline, we represent clients in a wide range of employment law matters affecting employees and employers in Oak Park and in Illinois more broadly, including but not limited to the following:
It is critical for employees and employers to understand their rights and responsibilities under both state and federal law. If you have questions or need assistance with a claim, an experienced employment lawyer in Oak Park can speak with you today.
Employment discrimination can take many different forms, and it is important for employees to know that they have protections against discrimination under various state and federal laws such as:
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) governs many wage and hour law issues in Oak Park, and employees should know that they have protections under the law and employers have various responsibilities. Many wage and hour violations include failure to pay overtime, failure to pay minimum wage, or other rate-of-pay issues.
Retaliation can include any type of adverse action an employer takes in response to you exercising your rights under a state or federal law. Both federal and state laws in Illinois protect employees against retaliation, and if you do face retaliation, you could be eligible to file a claim. Examples of retaliation can include but are not limited to:
If you need assistance filing a claim under any federal or state employment law in Illinois, or if you are an employer that needs assistance with employment law compliance, an experienced Oak Park employment law attorney can learn more about your circumstances and provide you with the information you need. Do not hesitate to get in touch with our firm to learn more about the services we provide to employees and employers concerning employment discrimination, wage and hour law issues, whistleblower cases, and more. Contact the Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline to get started.