Chicago Pay Claims Attorney
Lake County Paycheck Problem Lawyer Serving Zion, Waukegan, Deerfield and Surrounding Areas
Attorney Ross J. Peters is a top-rated lawyer who fights for fair labor practices on behalf of the citizens of Illinois. His firm, The Law Offices of Ross J. Peters, Ltd. is one of the premier law firms in Chicago handling pay claims under employment law. When you work, you have the right to receive the compensation you deserve. Bring your unpaid overtime, off the clock work and any other wage claim to Mr. Peters because he knows how to get favorable results. He has successfully handled hundreds of employment claims recovering millions of dollars of compensation for his clients.
Understanding Laws that Protect Earned Wages
The Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act is enforced by the Illinois Department of Labor and governs how wages are handled in employer-employee relationships in Illinois. Other wage statutes in Illinois include, but are not limited to:
State and federal government employees are excluded from the Illinois Wage and Payment Collection Act, but are protected by The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) at a federal level. These laws outline fair practices for employers to follow in regards to employee wages. Disparity in wages may also fall under the discrimination laws.
Chicago Lawyer Fighting Against Unpaid Overtime
Some employees, such as salaried workers and commissioned sales employees are generally exempt from overtime. Employers have the burden to show why they classify an employee as exempt. In general, non-exempt employees are eligible for overtime pay. According to the Minimum Wage Law, employers who require more than 40 hours of work per week must pay for additional hours at a rate not less than one and one-half times the regular rate of pay. Attorney Ross J. Peters will work to recover lost wages for unpaid overtime. He helps clients determine overtime eligibility and, as a seasoned negotiator and litigator, will help you get the compensation to which you may be entitled.
Protecting Chicago Employees From Off the Clock Work
Off the clock work occurs when an employer asks you to perform work without pay or you choose to work without pay. According to the FLSA, this practice is unlawful. If you have been asked to perform work without pay, you may be eligible to make a claim for lost wages. Additionally, if you become a whistleblower for such labor practices and are experiencing retaliation, Attorney Ross J. Peters can help.
Handling Wage Claims Aggressively and Successfully in Chicago
Are you classified correctly for the work you perform? Employee wages are based on exempt and non-exempt classifications. In general, exempt employees are salaried and are not eligible for hourly wages and overtime. Non-exempt employees are paid by the hour and are eligible for overtime when they work in excess of 40 hours in a workweek at one and one-half times their regular rate of pay. If you are concerned that your employer has classified you as a non-exempt employee to refrain from paying overtime, you should consult Attorney Ross J. Peters immediately. He will leave no stone unturned to resolve your wage claim.
Contact Attorney Ross J. Peters today to schedule an appointment concerning your pay claim. He serves clients throughout Lake County, Cook County, McHenry County, DuPage County, Will County, Boone County, and Winnebago County. Appointments are available in convenient locations. Please call 312-595-9595, 847-625-1854 or 888-531-7400 today.