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Wage and overtime disputes in Chicago employment law


The Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline has been representing the hardworking people of metropolitan Chicago concerning employment law issues for more than 30 years. Wage and overtime disputes run rampant throughout the Chicago area today. This area of law can be complicated because both sides believe they are correct. For example, if an employee is supposed to work an 8-hour shift with two 10-minute breaks, and he works straight through without taking breaks, he expects to be paid for 8 hours and 20 minutes. However, his employer may pay him for only 8 hours because that was the expectation, or the employee is was allowed to work only for those 8 hours and not more. If you are involved in a wage or overtime dispute, contact our experienced employment lawyer in Chicago today for a free initial consultation.

Examples of wage and overtime disputes


At the Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline, we know you work hard for your money. For that reason, we fight for you to get paid for every penny earned. Below are a few common examples of situations that may justify pursuing a legal claim based on a wage or overtime dispute:

  • Misclassification of employees: Different types of workers have different rights. For example, an independent contractor cannot depend on his employer as much as a full-time employee can depend on hers for protection such as liability coverage. If you are unsure whether your employer properly classified you as an independent contractor or full-time employee, contact our seasoned Chicago wage and overtime dispute attorney today for a free initial consultation..
  • Tips and commissions disagreements: If your employer withholds tips or commissions that you rightly earned, call our employment law firm today to discuss your case. With a contract in hand detailing the tip and commission schedule, we are armed for battle.
  • Wages held in retaliation: It is illegal for your boss to withhold wages from you in retaliation for reporting a problem within the company. If you may be the victim of whistleblower retaliation and your employer withheld wages or benefits after the fact, contact our Chicago employment attorney today.

Call our Chicago wage and overtime disputes lawyer today


If your employer owes you money because he or she did not pay your wage or overtime earnings, contact The Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline today for a free initial consultation with our Chicago employment law lawyer.