Protecting Undocumented Workers’ Rights To Get The Pay They Have Earned
Under the current labor laws of the United States, undocumented workers are entitled to the protections provided in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as well as all of the similar Illinois state wage and hour statutes. That means if you are, or were, an undocumented worker and have been subject to any wage and hour violations (paid less than minimum wage, not been paid overtime pay, have performed pre- and post-shift work “off the clock”, etc.), you are protected by the same laws that protect United States citizens. Your undocumented worker status cannot be raised as a defense by the employer who owes you the back pay.
An Aggressive Undocumented Workers’ Rights And Wage And Hour Lawyer
At the wage and hour law office of the Billhorn Law Firm, we help protect undocumented workers’ rights and the rights of exploited workers. For 30 years, Chicago attorney John Billhorn has focused exclusively on representing workers and undocumented immigrants who have experienced wage and hour violations. We have Spanish interpreters available, and we are ready to help you fight for the wages you have earned.
If you are an undocumented worker, we can help you receive the back pay you have earned. Contact the Illinois undocumented workers’ rights lawyer’s office of the Billhorn Law Firm to schedule a free meeting. The law is clear that employers may not earn their profits by breaking the labor laws of the United States, whether the worker is legal or undocumented.
Undocumented workers often face substantial abuses in getting the full pay they have earned under the law. We have extensive experience fighting for the rights of workers across the spectrum of overtime pay, minimum wage and other wage and hour violations that impact undocumented workers in Illinois, including:
- Paid less than minimum wage
- Overtime pay violations
- Meal break violations
- Pre- and post-shift work violations
- Landscape worker/ independent contractor violations
- Farm worker violations
- Restaurant worker violations
- Salaried employee violations