The below short video documentary shows that wage theft is a real and growing problem.
In our work as Illinois and nationwide wage and hour attorneys, we frequently see workers who have been misclassified as exempt from overtime. Whether this was an honest mistake or an intentional attempt to save money, it effectively “steals” wages from the misclassified employees. DiTommaso Lubin Austermuehle stands up for the rights of workers in Chicago, Illinois and throughout the country who are victims of overtime wage theft, including misclassified employees as well as those pressured to work off the clock; lie on timesheets; or simply not paid an overtime rate. Our Oak Brook, Waukegan, Elgin, Warrenville, Highland Park, Lisle, Wheaton, Northbrook, Aurora, Elgin, Evanston, Joliet and Chicago unpaid overtime lawyers handle both individual and class action employment cases. Based in Chicago and Oak Brook, Ill., our Chicago overtime attorneys represent clients throughout Illinois, the Midwest and the United States.