Aurora Employment Law Attorneys

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 their employer.

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 seriously.

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 in Illinois.

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.
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