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Wage Theft during the Holidays

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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Recent BIPA Class Action Complaints

The Illinois Biometric Privacy Act (BIPA) details legal and illegal use of biometric data and the consequences of violations. Since its inception in 2008, several class action complaints have been filed under the BIPA. The consumer law attorneys at Markoff Leinberger are committed to protecting consumer privacy and holding companies responsible for misuse of biometric …

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Four Common Questions about Employment Class Action Litigation

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. …

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Combating Unfair Business Practices

Businesses are expected to treat consumers fairly and can be held accountable when they fail to uphold this obligation. You can protect yourself from unfair business practices by becoming aware of common types of consumer fraud and learning how to stand up for your rights if you are a victim. Taking action against a business …

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Predatory Lending

Consumer Rights Law Firm Serving Clients in Chicago, Illinois, and Nationwide Posted: October 1, 2019 We’ve seen that predatory lending is a problem that can have catastrophic worldwide consequences. At MarkoffLeinberger, our Chicago consumer fraud lawyers have the ability to fight for you if you’ve been victimized by an unethical entity’s predatory lending practices. The …

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Can I Sue for Bait-and-Switch Advertising in Illinois?

The bait-and-switch tactic is a type of false advertising that involves luring a consumer in with a great promotion that the seller does not intend to offer. Federal and Illinois laws prohibit false advertising, and perpetrators of such schemes can be held accountable through legal action. If you think you’ve been a victim of illegal …

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Common Consumer Scams and Frauds

In today’s society, there are many ways to be scammed or fraudulently conned out of money. From telephone scams targeting senior citizens to sophisticated phishing scams that even a computer-savvy millennial might fall for, consumers need to be ever-vigilant in keeping their sensitive information and bank accounts safe. Consumer fraud is unfortunately very common across …

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Common Examples of Wage Theft

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. If your employer is guilty of any of …

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