The holiday season can be a bit confusing for employees in terms of holiday pay, overtime, and extended hours. If the busy holiday season has your boss asking you to work late or work extra days, it is important to understand your rights as an employee to ensure you are fairly compensated for your time.
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When an employer uses unlawful employment practices that affect multiple employees, class action litigation may be the best avenue of bringing the company to justice. Determining whether to file an individual suit or to pursue a class action suit requires careful consideration of multiple issues.
The attorneys at Markoff Leinberger are experienced at both approaches. We can advise you of your options for recovering lost wages and other costs resulting from your employer’s unlawful actions.
As an employee, it is important that you know your rights in regard to compensation. Your employer has legal obligations to pay you fairly for your time worked. Unfortunately, some employers do not adhere to regulations and will try to find ways to keep your hard-earned income.
Wage theft, most commonly overtime and minimum wage violations, is unfortunately very common. Employers often take advantage of their employees, trusting that the fear of losing their job will prevent employees from speaking out about incorrect wages or unpaid overtime. However, you should know that even minimum wage employees still have rights. This holiday season, don't let your employer steal your rightful wages.
Unfortunately, wage theft (including overtime violations) is all too common an occurrence here in Illinois, especially for lower-income workers who may not feel like they can stand up to their employer because they need the job.
Wage theft, including overtime violations, is a widespread problem among many industries. If you've been a victim of wage theft, you might not think there's anything you can do about it. This is not the case. Wage theft is illegal, and you can sue to recover lost wages as well as other damages.
Wage theft occurs across income levels and industries, although it is more common in certain industries than others. Learn how to recognize wage theft and what to do about it in this infographic.
If you have been a victim of wage theft or know someone who has, contact Markoff Leinberger today at 888-517-9115 to schedule your free consultation. We serve clients in Chicago and across the nation.