Illinois and Chicago Employment Attorneys

Edward Johnson and Associates P.C. will fight diligently to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of legal protection, compensation and fight for the rights that you deserve! If you feel there has been unfair treatment at your work like harrassment, racism or abuse, call 708.606.4386 to speak with the best employment attorneys in Chicago now!

Employment and Labor Attorneys Serving Residents of Illinois, Chicago, and Surrounding Counties.

If you or a loved one are in need of an employment and labor attorney, you can count on the attorneys at Edward Johnson and Associates P.C. to do what it takes to win your case.

Representing Employees, Professionals & Executives In Areas Of Employment & Labor Law

As an employee, labor laws of the United States and Illinois impact your life every day. State and federal employment law do dictate almost everything you are and are not permitted to do at your workplace. Your paycheck, the safety and conduct regulations at your workplace, you and your colleague’s rights and the information you can and cannot disclose are all influenced or the direct result of specific Illinois employment law.

Employment And Labor Law Cases

Employment and labor law is a broad area of law. Many different case types fall under this category, including:

  • EEOC & IDHR
  • FMLA Claims
  • Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment 

It is possible for more than one of these issues to be present in a case, such as an individual who was wrongfully terminated as an act of retaliation after filing a sexual harassment claim.

Employee and Employer Rights

Labor and employment laws exist to protect employees’ rights and in some cases, employers’ rights as well. Though rare, employers do find themselves in a position where hiring an employment attorney is there only choice. These include:

  • The right to terminate an employee for any legal reason without prior notice;
  • The right to require drug tests for employees who have been in drug treatment programs;
  • The right to replace employees who have gone on strike.

Employees also have numerous workplace rights, including, but not limited to:

  • The right to a workplace free from discrimination, provided by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964;
  • The right to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for family health and medical needs and return to the same or a reasonably similar position once the leave is complete, which is guaranteed by the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993;
  • The right to seek reasonable accommodations to the workplace that permit them to complete work tasks despite their disabilities, provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and
  • The right to earn at least the federal minimum wage for up to 40 hours of labor each workweek and one and one-half times one’s the standard pay rate for any hours beyond that point, guaranteed by the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938

Work With an Experienced Illinois Labor and Employment Law Attorney Today

As an employee, you have certain rights in the workplace. If you feel your rights have been violated, contact an experienced employment lawyer as soon as you can to determine your legal options and the most effective way to pursue them. To get started, schedule your initial consultation with Edward Johnson and Associates P.C. today.

If you or a loved one are in need of an employment and labor attorney, you can count on the attorneys at Edward Johnson and Associates P.C. to do what it takes to win your case.

This is why you should never sign anything until you speak with an employment attorney at Edward Johnson and Associates P.C.

Q: WHAT IS EMPLOYMENT LAW?

A: Employees have limited rights to privacy while using company property, such as computers. In addition to monitoring employee internet usage and blocking access to certain websites, employers may legally penalize employees for violating policies related to the use of company property.

Q: What is workplace discrimination?

A: Workplace discrimination may include a broad range of conduct, such as failing to promote an employee because of the employee’s age or paying an employee less because she is a woman. Discrimination includes less favorable treatment or mistreatment due to age, race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or pregnancy.

Q: What laws govern the wages and hours in my workplace?

A: A number of laws apply to wages, hours, and other workplace conditions. For example, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that governs issues like minimum wage, overtime, and child labor. However, this law does not address issues of sick leave, vacation time, severance pay, or breaks. State and local laws may apply to these matters, as may certain agreements or contracts between employers and employees regarding compensation and benefits.

Q: What should I do if I was fired from my job, but was offered a severance package?

A: Before you sign a severance agreement, you should have an attorney review the agreement. An employment law attorney at the Great American Personal Injury can review the details of the agreement to determine whether it is truly in your best interest to sign it.

Q: Is it legal for my employer to review my internet usage and read personal emails on my company computer?

A: Workplace discrimination may include a broad range of conduct, such as failing to promote an employee because of the employee’s age or paying an employee less because she is a woman. Discrimination includes less favorable treatment or mistreatment due to age, race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or pregnancy.

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Edward Johnson and Associates P.C.
555 W Jackson Blvd.
Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60661

Email: info@edwardjohnsonlaw.com
Phone: 708-606-4386

We proudly serve all of Illinois including the following cities and counties: Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Will County, Lake County, McHenry County and southern Illinois districts.