You Deserve To Be Paid At Least The Minimum Wage
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes the federal minimum wage at $7.25 per hour for most workers. In Illinois, the state minimum wage is set at $8.25 per hour. In Chicago, the minimum wage is currently $10.50 and with incremental future increases will reach $13.00 an hour by 2019. Each state, and many cities across the country, may have its own established minimum rate not lower than the federal rate.
Helping You Navigate Minimum Wage Violation Litigation To Get Your Back Pay
Some fields of employment have exemptions to minimum wage requirement, but the law is very clear about the type of work that may be exempt. If your employer is paying you less than the federal minimum wage, or your current state’s minimum wage, you may be entitled to back pay. Even if you are, or were, an undocumented worker, your employer is required to obey the FLSA requirements.
At the labor and wage law office of the Billhorn Law Firm, we help workers recover back pay when they have been paid less than the minimum wage. Attorney John Billhorn provides 30 years of experience working aggressively to protect workers’ rights to fair compensation on the job.
If you have not been receiving the appropriate minimum wage where you work, contact the Chicago minimum wage law attorney’s office of the Billhorn Law Firm for a free consultation about how to recover your back pay. We understand the tactics many employers use to avoid paying minimum wage, and we know how to build a strong case to help you get the back pay you have earned.
Direct And Less Obvious Mechanisms May Create Minimum Wage Violations
Minimum wage violations can come in many different forms. Being forced to perform “off-the-clock” work essentially increases the total number of hours worked, regardless of the stated hourly rate of pay. We have earned a national reputation for our aggressive advocacy and effective representation of workers who are being denied a lawful wage. We are here to help you recover back pay for minimum wage violations that stem from:
- Pay of less than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour
- Income of less than the Illinois state minimum wage of $8.25 per hour
- Pay of less than the minimum wage of $10.50 per hour in the city of Chicago
- Job exemption violations
- Farm worker wages violations
- Paying someone a set amount, regardless of hours worked
- Restaurant worker wage violations
- Independent contractor exemption violations
- Pre- and post-shift work violations