Our Experienced Illinois Wage & Overtime Lawyers Pursue Claims for Workers
Chicago attorneys help employees get justice
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has been protecting employees since 1937. Under its two central provisions — the minimum wage requirement and the overtime provision — employers are obligated to pay you the wages required by the FLSA and if you are classified as non-exempt, pay for your overtime. The lawyers at A. Beckert at Law are well qualified to determine if you have a wage, hour or overtime law case against your employer.
Wage disputes can range from simple misclassification errors to complex and time-consuming cases where employers have deliberately violated the law. We can clearly and precisely explain your employment rights under Illinois law and the FLSA. Our attorneys have recovered earnings and other damages related to:
- Misclassification of employees as exempt from wage and hour laws
- Unpaid overtime and sick days
- Violation of minimum wage laws
- Unpaid lunch and rest periods in violation of the law
- Independent contractor rights
- Late pay
- Unpaid reimbursement for work-related expenses
- Improper deductions
Our firm strives to get workers the fair treatment they are entitled to by law.
Even when employees think they have been underpaid or have not been paid the wages required by the FLSA, the thought of facing an employer is tinged with apprehension. Our attorneys are intimately familiar with both state and federal standards in wage and overtime law and will zealously work to protect your rights. Furthermore, under the FLSA, it is unlawful for an employer to fire or discriminate against an employee who has filed a complaint or participated in an FLSA legal proceeding. If you believe you have been retaliated against for challenging your employer’s pay practice, contact us today.
Versatile trial and negotiation lawyers
Our attorneys meticulously analyze the circumstances of your claim and can determine whether you need to negotiate a settlement or if litigation is more appropriate. We have the versatility to aggressively fight for your interests in a trial or at the negotiating table. Regardless of your course of action, our considerable trial experience and rich history of successfully handling many types of wage and overtime claims provide you with the security of knowing your matter is being handled by a seasoned professional.