Chicago Wage & Hour Attorneys

Chicago Wage & Hour Attor…

Wage and hour law is a complex undertaking. At the Nolan Law Office, we have the experience necessary to help workers navigate federal and state wage laws, and maximize their recovery of unpaid minimum wages and overtime compensation. We also frequently represent restaurant and tipped employees as well as employees who have been misclassified as salaried-exempt or as an independent contractor.

Our wage and hour experience is as vast as the people we represent. We prosecute single and multi-Plaintiff cases and have also been certified as class counsel in class and collective actions on behalf of groups of employees who have been wronged by a common wage and hour scheme that violates the law. We work with employees throughout the Chicago area and Northern Illinois.

Learn more below about the representation we offer, read about our successes on behalf of employees, or contact our wage and hour attorneys today for a free, confidential consultation about your situation.

Unpaid Overtime Wages

Both the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Illinois Minimum Wage Law (IMWL) require employers to pay “non-exempt” employees 1 ½ times their regular hourly rate when they work more than 40 hours in a workweek. Significantly, most employees… Read More

Unpaid Minimum Wages

Both the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Illinois Minimum Wage Law (IMWL) set the minimum wages for Illinois employees. Recently, the City of Chicago passed its own ordinance raising the city minimum wage above the federal and state minimum w… Read More

Tipped Employees

Both the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the Illinois Minimum Wage Law (“IMWL”) allow an employer to use tips as a credit toward its minimum wage obligations for tipped employees. Under both laws, an employer who properly takes a tip cr… Read More

Misclassified Salaried Employees

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) covers most employees and requires that they be paid at least the minimum wage as well as overtime compensation for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. However, the FLSA exempts certain categories of employees… Read More

Misclassified Independent Contractors

While the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) covers most employees, it does not cover independent contractors or “1099” contractors. Independent contractors generally are self-employed workers who have the freedom to determine what work will be done… Read More