Aurora Employment Law Attorneys
Representation for Local Employees and Employers
At Fish Potter Bolaños, P.C., our experienced and knowledgeable
Aurora employment lawyers are dedicated to providing comprehensive legal
services for all types of labor and employment disputes. Our team is comprised
of highly qualified professionals with over 100 years of combined experience
in the field, appearing before agencies such as the Illinois Department
of Labor, the United States Department of Labor, the Illinois Department
of Human Rights, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the EEOC,
and state and federal courts across Illinois.
If you need assistance with an employment law issue in Aurora, contact
us to learn more about how we can help: (312) 818-2407.
About Our Employment Law Services
Fish Potter Bolaños, P.C. provides legal services for all types
of labor and employment disputes in Illinois. These include but are not
limited to matters of:
Discrimination - Our employment discrimination legal team provides comprehensive representation
to those harmed by wrongful termination due to discrimination. We also
offer guidance and advice for employees who are in need of a medical accommodation
or leave from work.
Non-Competes - In the state of Illinois, a non-compete agreement is an accord that workers
are asked to sign at the time of onboarding or when receiving severance
pay. This promise commonly limits employees from taking part in competitive
endeavors during and after their employment with the company where the
non-compete was signed. Non-competes are only enforceable in Illinois
if they protect legitimate business agreements.
Overtime - If you exceed 40 hours of work in a week, overtime pay may be due to you.
However, not all employees are legally eligible for overtime wages and
some employers set limits on the number of weekly hours an employee can
log before it is considered overtime. To ensure your legal rights are
protected, always consult with a lawyer if you believe that your employer
has denied appropriate payment for working over 40 hours per week.
Pregnancy Discrimination – Pregnancy is a protected class, making it illegal to discriminate on the
basis of pregnancy when it comes to hiring/firing, training, job assignments,
promotions, wages, and/or benefits.
Retaliation - Retaliation claims are protected by Equal Employment Opportunity laws
(EEO) and can be filed by an employee who has been treated unjustly or
experienced repercussions after noting a discrimination claim against
Severance Agreements - Severance agreements are binding contracts in which an employee (usually
one who has been fired or laid off) gets money and/or benefits in exchange
for agreeing to relinquish their legal rights to sue the employer. These
arrangements often come with other considerable waivers of rights as well.
Sexual Harassment – Sexual harassment at the workplace includes any unwelcome conduct that
is sexual in nature, including requests for sexual favors, advancements,
and more. Don't wait if you have experienced sexual harassment at work
- ensure that your rights and future are protected by consulting with
a legal professional immediately. At Fish Potter Bolaños, P.C.,
we understand the gravity of these cases, and our lawyers take them extremely
Shareholder, Corporate, and Partnership Disputes - We represent business owners in corporate disputes with other stakeholders.
Shareholders of corporations, members of LLCs, and partners regularly
disagree; inevitably leading to an acrimonious ending. We do whatever
we can to resolve these disputes without court interference, but if that
fails then we have no choice but to litigate the dispute through litigation.
Unpaid Wages - In Illinois, the laws regarding wage payments and deductions are mandated
by the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (IWPCA). This act outlines
regulations for how much an employee is to be paid, when employers may
deduct from wages, final payment requirements, punishments for any violations
of IWPCA rules and other related wage issues. The Department of Labor
works together with IWPCA to effectively enforce these policies.
Whistleblowers - Are you aware of employer misconduct? Do you have knowledge that your
company is deceiving the government in some way? If so, you could be eligible
to receive compensation as a whistleblower. Such claims might include
incorrect billing, charging for services not provided by the organization,
and presenting false information to federal authorities for monetary gain.
Workers' Compensation - Employers in Illinois are strictly prohibited from retaliating against
employees who file for workers’ compensation. Even if someone is
hurt at work, it can be deemed illegal to terminate the worker before
they submit a claim. Similarly, being fired due to FMLA leave is an unlawful
action and will not go unpunished by the law; ultimately protecting those
injured on the job.
Wrongful Termination - Wrongful termination cases can be complicated and costly, especially
in Aurora. In Illinois, an employee cannot be lawfully terminated due
to their race, gender, age, disability status, religious beliefs or national
origin. If an employee is wrongfully terminated from their job for any
of these reasons or because they have filed a workers’ compensation
claim, have sought to exercise their rights under the Family Medical Leave
Act (FMLA), or for any other unlawful reason, they may be entitled to
receive damages. Our Aurora employment lawyers will review your case and
help you determine if you have a valid wrongful termination claim.
We’re Here to Protect You. Call Now!
At Fish Potter Bolaños, P.C., we understand the complex nature of
employment law and are committed to providing comprehensive legal services
for all types of labor and employment disputes in Aurora or elsewhere
If you need assistance with an employment law issue in Aurora or want to
learn more about how our firm can help protect your rights from being
violated by employers or co-workers alike - contact us today!
We can be reached online
or by dialint (312) 818-2407.