What Are my Rights Under FLSA?

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There are numerous local, state and federal laws that protect Chicago-area employees from exploitation at the hands of their bosses and supervisors. The overtime violation lawyers at Markoff Leinberger are familiar with the relevant laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act. We can use this law to pursue compensation of your behalf if your rights have been violated.

Employers often attempt to make employees work overtime hours without paying them what they are entitled to, and many of those employees feel as if they have to do the work or lose their jobs. This is an unacceptable state of affairs.

Our overtime violation lawyers can protect your rights under FLSA, which include:

  • Getting paid at least 1 ½ times your agreed upon pay for every hour worked over 40 in a week
  • Counting hours spent in meetings or preparing for work as part of the above calculation
  • “Managerial” employees are exempt from the overtime regulations; however, you have a right to avoid being classified as managerial unless you manage two or more employees and possess power to hire/fire, discipline and exert other related authorities

Many employers have gotten quite skilled at skirting FLSA and finding ways to avoid paying you the overtime you deserve. You need someone as equally skilled and committed on your side, and that’s where the overtime violation lawyers at Markoff Leinberger come in.

We have more than 15 years of experience with all relevant laws, and we can use our skill and experience to represent you if you’ve been denied overtime pay that is rightfully yours.

If you live in the Chicago, Illinois area and you need an overtime violation lawyer to help you pursue justice and compensation for what you were denied, please contact Markoff Leinberger today for a free consultation.