The Legal Consequences Of Employee Misclassification
It is a common practice for employers to require extra hours from employees by classifying them as salaried workers, exempt from state labor laws and regulations governed by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under the law, employers must provide a very specific set of work and hourly conditions in order to avoid minimum hourly wage law and overtime pay.
Labor Law Lawyers Handling Unfair Wages And Wage And Hour Claims
If you work for an employer in the Chicago metropolitan area or Northern Illinois and feel you can demonstrate that you have been misclassified as an exempt worker, arrange for a Request Free Case Evaluation to discuss your employment misclassification and overtime issues with an attorney at Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O’Neil, LLC.
We are a team of experienced employment law attorneys with a record of successful settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of individual workers and employee groups. Our record includes successful cases against some of the largest national corporations operating in the region.
History Of Successful Results
Our employment and labor law case results include:
- Amft vs. United States Dept. of Transportation, EEOC Case No. 210-2004-00139X (2004)
- Barnes vs. Canadian National, Docket No. 04 C 1249 (N.D. Ill.)
- Bolden vs. Walsh Construction Company, Docket No. 06-cv-4104 (N.D. Ill.)
- Byas, et al. vs. Union Pacific Railroad, Docket No. 06-CV-475 (S.D. Ill.)
- Douglas Powers and Suzan McCarthy, et. al., vs. U.S. Department of Transportation, Agency, EEOC Case Nos. 210-2002-6091X
- In Re Sears Roebuck & Co. ERISA Litigation, Docket No. 1:02-cv-08324 (N.D. Ill.)
- McManus, et al. vs. Countrywide Financial Corp., et al., Docket No. 09-CV-1705 (N.D. Ill.)
- Potts, vs. United Parcel Service, Inc., Docket No. 07-cv-3949 (N.D. Ill.)
- Vennett, et al. vs. American Intercontinental University, et al., Docket No. 05-CV-4889 (N.D. Ill.)
Request Free Case Evaluation · Most Employment Law Cases Handled On Contingency Fee Basis
Call us at 630-232-7450 or contact the office by email or fax to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Chicago attorneys.
Our office hours in Chicago and Geneva are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Evening and weekend appointments may be available by special arrangement. We also represent groups of workers and handle all cases in strict confidentiality.