Practice Subgroup

Wage claims

Federal and state laws govern aspects of the pay components of the employment relationship. Whether an employee is paid hourly or a salary depends upon the employee's job duties and responsibilities. If an employer fails to properly classify an employee, it can be subject to three years of review and having to pay its own and its employees' attorneys' fees and costs and liquidated damages. Our experienced employment attorneys can help you properly classify your employees as hourly or salaried to prospectively safeguard you from claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act. Subject to suit under these statutes? Our employment attorneys are well-versed in the law and ready to represent you in the likely class action litigation.