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Hammond Wage & Hour Attorneys

Hammond Wage & Hour Attorneys

Hammond Wage & Hour Attorneys

When an employee and employer agree to have a relationship, the employee agrees to perform a certain amount of work for a certain amount of compensation. To ensure that employees receive a fair wage, laws exist on both the federal and state level to regulate wages and hours across the United States and Illinois. When there are actual or alleged violations of wage and hour laws, complicated legal disputes may result.

Both employees and employers have legal rights in wage and hour disputes. To protect your rights, you should always have a skilled Hammond labor and employment lawyer handling your case. Do not hesitate to call the law office of Lopez & Sanchez to discuss your claim.

Seeking Unpaid Wages

There are many different ways that an employer can violate wage and hour laws that can result in a pileup of unpaid wages deserved by employees under the law. When this occurs, the employee can file a legal claim against an employer or former employer to seek reimbursement for all unpaid wages and any additional damages.

The following are some common issues that lead to claims for unpaid wages:

  • Failure to pay the minimum hourly wage under Illinois law;
  • Failure to pay an overtime rate to all nonexempt employees who work more than 40 hours in a week;
  • Taking unlawful deductions from an employee’s paychecks;
  • Not including all hours worked on a timesheet, including time spent setting up and cleaning up;
  • Not issuing paychecks in a timely manner;
  • Not issuing a final paycheck after an employee is terminated or quits or after a company closes.

Proving that an employer violated wage laws can involve many specific legal concepts including overtime exemptions, what constitutes “hours worked,” and many more. In addition, defending against such claims can require many records and legal assertions that you did not violate the law.

Resolving Wage & Hour Claims

Both employees and employers have a lot on the line in wage and hour claims. It is important to resolve these claims as efficiently as possible to limit losses and liability for all parties. There are many ways that these claims can be resolved, including:

  • Negotiation between employee and employer with assistance from an experienced attorney;
  • Mediation or other types of alternative dispute resolution;
  • Litigation and trial if a claim cannot be resolved in other ways.

Our attorneys will explore all options to favorably resolve your claim.

Discuss Your Concerns With an Experienced Hammond Wage & Hour Attorney Today

Whether you are an employer or an employee, wage and hour disputes can be stressful and significant funds may be on the line. Wage claims can be complex and confusing and can involve many different laws and legal issues. It is highly important that you seek assistance from a Hammond, IL wage and hour attorney who has specific experience with this type of claim. At the law firm of Lopez & Sanchez, we represent clients who are both bringing wage claims and defending against them. If you have any type of labor or employment dispute, please contact our office for a free consultation today.

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