Labor and Employment Litigation

Employers in Chicago and throughout the state are required to comply with specific laws and regulations in terms of hiring, pay, termination and more. At Formeller & Formeller LLP, we represent businesses and business owners in several types of employment-related matters. Since we approach legal matters from a business perspective, we address employment issues with a clear focus on the client’s objectives. We provide clients with creative and cost-effective advice, consultation and representation.

Some of these matters include the following:

IWCPA Claims

The Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act requires employers to pay employees the wages they have earned and also requires employers to pay departing employees their final wages, including vacation time, within certain time frames.


Employers cannot discriminate against their employees based on race, sex, religion, national origin, physical disability and age. Discriminatory practices include bias in hiring, promotion, job assignment, termination, compensation, retaliation, and various types of harassment.

FLSA Claims

The Fair Labor Standards Act establishes a national minimum hourly wage, establishes certain protections against child labor, and requires employees who are not exempt from coverage to be paid a premium wage for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours a week.

IMWA Claims

The Illinois Minimum Wage Act establishes a state minimum hourly wage and mandates that covered employees be paid an overtime premium for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours a week.

Please contact Formeller & Formeller LLP if you need help with an employment matter.