The state of Illinois has clear rules surrounding wage withholding, as defined by the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act. Both employers and employees must understand these guidelines to ensure compliance with the law and to promote fair treatment in the...
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Are you getting your deserved pay rate?
On Behalf of Billhorn Law Firm | May 4, 2023 | Wage & Hour Laws
Inflation has hit everyone, and hard. Employers everywhere struggle to keep up with the expectations for pay rate increases and more. If you as an employee are still waiting for a raise or perhaps some back pay, what steps can you take to ensure that you get it?...
Is it possible to sue over a performance review?
On Behalf of Billhorn Law Firm | Apr 21, 2023 | Employment Law
Typically speaking, a performance review in and of itself does not constitute a demonstration of bias or discrimination. However, employees have the right to request access to their personnel records through the human resources department at any time. This can open up...
Navigating disability accommodations in the workplace
On Behalf of Billhorn Law Firm | Apr 18, 2023 | Employment Law
Dealing with a disability can be challenging, and it can be even more difficult when your employer does not make accommodations for you in the workplace. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers must provide reasonable accommodations to employees with...
3 basic worker rights for low-wage earners to know
On Behalf of Billhorn Law Firm | Apr 7, 2023 | Employment Law
Illinois labor laws protect workers at all levels of pay. However, these labor laws are often especially important for employees who work low-wage jobs. Too often, employers try to exploit workers who may feel they have no better options available. However, in many...
How can you ensure your employer pays you fairly?
On Behalf of Billhorn Law Firm | Mar 24, 2023 | Wage & Hour Laws
When you go to work, you expect that your employer will pay you a fair wage for the tasks you perform and the amount of work you complete. Despite your hard work, however, you may still feel like your employer does not pay you fairly. According to the Illinois...
What does the Fair Labor Standards Act do?
On Behalf of Billhorn Law Firm | Mar 13, 2023 | Wage & Hour Laws
Regulating certain business practices was the intent of the Fair Labor Standards Act back when it went into effect. The main objective of the FLSA is to set out how businesses need to pay workers. Gain a basic understanding of some of the elements of worker pay...
How inflated job titles facilitate wrongful wage theft
On Behalf of Billhorn Law Firm | Feb 26, 2023 | Employment Law
It is no secret that companies seek to cut costs wherever possible - doing so is often an example of good business acumen. When corporate savings come at the detriment of hard-working employees, however, the practice is blatantly unacceptable. One trend emerging in...
Differences between an employee and an independent contractor
On Behalf of Billhorn Law Firm | Feb 24, 2023 | Employment Law
Standard hiring practices continually adjust to meet the needs of businesses in a shifting economy. The flexibility and facility of modern work permit an increasing number of companies to take on independent contractors instead of hiring employees. While this practice...
How long do you have to file a wrongful termination lawsuit?
On Behalf of Billhorn Law Firm | Feb 10, 2023 | Employment Law
Losing a job is rarely a pleasant experience. The situation becomes more bitter when an ex-employee suspects the termination was unlawful. A person who believes a termination is wrongful has legal protections but must meet certain requirements to bring a case,...
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