Class Action Cases

The labor law firm of Katz Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck focuses on representing employees and unions in a wide variety of labor and employment issues, including claims arising under the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA). The FLSA generally requires employers to follow federal guidelines regarding minimum wage, overtime compensation, exempt workers status, and other workplace issues. The law is incredibly complex and can implicate class action legal claims if enough employees are denied appropriate wages.

What is a Class Action?

Employment class action lawsuits are among the most common types of class action lawsuits. A class action lawsuit is a legal action that is brought on behalf of a number of similarly situated employees. At Katz Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck, our labor attorneys are well-versed in wage and hour claims brought under the FLSA. Class actions brought under the FLSA present unique procedural issues and we are familiar with these and other class action nuances.

What are Common Wage and Hour Violations?

Some common wage and hour violations include:

  • Overtime compensation violations
  • Minimum wage violations
  • Break violations
  • Illegally classifying an employee as an independent contractor
  • Pre-shift and post-shift work time
  • Improper paycheck deductions
  • Salaried employees improperly required to work more than 40 hours per week
What are the Penalties for Wage and Hour Violations?

If an employer violates the FLSA by not paying its employees the wages they deserve or committing other violations, the employer may have to pay a penalty in addition to the outstanding wages. The additionally penalty could be as much as twice the unpaid wages, plus any attorney’s fees incurred in pursuing the class action. At Katz Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck, our knowledgeable Chicago class action attorneys are familiar with the requirements of achieving class status for a wage and hour claims and we are prepared to fight to obtain the maximum recovery you deserve.

Get the Legal Help You Need

If you suspect that your employer has violated the FLSA with wage and hour violations against you and other employees, do not hesitate to contact the skilled Chicago wage and hour attorneys at Katz Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck at (312) 263-6330.

We will conduct a thorough investigation to determine whether you are considered an exempt or non-exempt employee, whether other employees were also the victim of wage and hour violations, and we will assess whether a class action is the appropriate legal proceeding to pursue your cause of action. Once we determine the best course of action, our skilled labor litigators will vigorously advocate on your behalf in a court of law, whether as an individual FLSA claim or an FLSA class action.