It is pivotal to understand the rights that you have as an employee, and take action if you experience any violations of these rights. From discrimination to sexual harassment, employers can violate the rights of those who work for their firm in various ways. In...
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What constitutes discrimination in the workplace?
On Behalf of Billhorn Law Firm | Nov 4, 2022 | Employment Law
One of the most common ways for someone to dispute discrimination is to claim it never happened. When you are unaware of what legally constitutes discrimination, it can be difficult to defend against this type of gaslighting. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity...
How can wrongful termination impact you?
On Behalf of Billhorn Law Firm | Oct 31, 2022 | Employment Law
Wrongful termination can cause you to feel disvalued and incompetent. You might question your every move, wondering what could have possibly gone wrong to make your employer terminate you. The truth is that experiencing termination can impact your life for years to...
Illinois law protects payouts from commissions
On Behalf of Billhorn Law Firm | Oct 23, 2022 | Wage & Hour Laws
Employer's often take advantage of their sales representatives who earn commissions. For example, if you end your contract or get fired, your former company might attempt to withhold your money. However, according to the Sales Representative Act, all commissions must...
What must I have to prove wrongful termination?
On Behalf of Billhorn Law Firm | Oct 10, 2022 | Employment Law, Wage & Hour Laws
Proving a wrongful termination claim is incredibly difficult without having the right evidence. The reason is that Illinois is an at-will employment state, meaning your employer can fire you for any reason or none at all. Because of that rule, the only way to prove...
How are employees paid under the fluctuating workweek method?
On Behalf of Billhorn Law Firm | Sep 23, 2022 | Wage & Hour Laws
If, as a nonexempt employee, your work schedule varies from one week to the next, your employer may pay you under a fluctuating workweek plan. If you and your employer agree to this method of compensation, how will the arrangement work? Determining rate of pay If your...
What is an independent contractor?
On Behalf of Billhorn Law Firm | Sep 14, 2022 | Wage & Hour Laws
If you are contemplating joining a company, you may want to look at the type of work agreement or contract they want you to sign. In some cases, becoming an independent contractor may make it difficult for you to have the same rights as those employed by the company...
Understanding the Fair Labor Standards Act
On Behalf of Billhorn Law Firm | Aug 30, 2022 | Wage & Hour Laws
In 1983, the federal government put specific laws in place to protect employees from labor exploitation. Over the years, the Fair Labor Standards Act underwent certain amendments and changes, but the purpose remains the same. What does the FLSA do? The FLSA sets the...
Do undocumented workers get overtime pay?
On Behalf of Billhorn Law Firm | Aug 26, 2022 | Wage & Hour Laws
Since the late 1980s, most U.S. employers have had a legal responsibility to determine the identity and work eligibility of every new person they hire. One of the purposes of this requirement is to reduce the number of unauthorized workers in the country, thereby...
How can you prevent a dispute from derailing your career?
On Behalf of Billhorn Law Firm | Aug 17, 2022 | Uncategorized
A workplace dispute may leave you feeling hopeless and concerned about your job security. In serious cases, you might worry that the situation will tarnish your career. Knowing how to handle a challenging situation could help you retain control. Responding with poise,...
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