In May, the Obama administration signed into law a bill that extends overtime pay to more than 4.2 million Americans. Currently, if you make under $23,660 a year, you are automatically eligible for overtime pay. As of December 1, 2016, this benefit will be extended to salaried employees who make up to $47,476 a year and work over 40 hours a week. The White House estimates this change will provide approximately 35% of the salaried workforce with overtime benefits, up from the 7% currently covered.
With new rules come new chances for overtime violations, and some companies may be willing to get creative with calculating hours to prevent having to pay employees more. When this happens, it becomes necessary to hire an overtime violation attorney who can investigate your claim and help you determine if you have cause to file suit.
The Chicago workers’ rights lawyers at Markoff Leinberger have decades of combined experience helping workers cheated out of fair compensation get the money they are owed. If you find yourself in a position of being cheated, we are here to take your case and fight for your rights, to ensure you are provided the wages you are entitled to by law.
To schedule a free consultation with our Chicago overtime violation attorneys, please contact Markoff Leinberger online or by calling (877) 905-5161 today. We serve men and women living throughout the state of Illinois.