News: Nolan Law Office Remains Open

While the pandemic curtailed many business and courthouse operations, the Nolan Law Office remained open and secured settlements totaling more than three-quarters of a million dollars on behalf of more than two dozen Latino cooks, dishwashers and kitchen staff employees during the lockdowns. The successful lawsuits targeted a variety of businesses throughout Chicago and the collar counties and were dominated by Chinese, Thai, Sushi, Mandarin, Asian and fusion restaurants. Although some restaurants experienced lower than normal volume and revenue this past year, many restaurants successfully modified their business plans and generated substantial revenue but nonetheless exploited their back of the house employees by paying less than the minimum wage rates and no overtime premiums in violation of the FLSA and IMWL.

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