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If you experienced discrimination, harassment, unpaid wages, or other workplace injustice, it’s time to speak with one of our labor law attorneys today.

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Facing off with your employer is never pleasant. Our labor law attorneys will work with you to advocate on your behalf and help you resolve your case.

At Consumer Law Group, our team of labor attorneys in Chicago understand how complex employment law cases can be. With federal, state, and local labor laws to consider, having a highly-trained employment law attorney should be a top priority. No matter how complex the case, our attorneys are dedicated to working on your behalf to achieve the best possible outcome. With our Chicago labor law attorneys by your side, you benefit from:

  • A team of focused labor law attorneys who can help employees recover unpaid overtime wages, minimum wages, tips, and earned and unpaid vacation time.
  • Lawyers who are passionate about representing victims of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace.
  • Bilingual services in both English and Spanish, to ensure there are no communication barriers when fighting your labor law dispute.
  • In-depth case analysis to uncover all information and evidence to build a strong defense to fight for your rights.

Wages

From minimum wage to overtime wages, our focused employment law attorneys can help ensure you receive any unpaid wages owed to you for your hard work.

Harassment & Discrimination

If you are facing deportation or are in the midst of proceedings, our deportation defense attorneys can protect your interests, help you seek relief, and focus on keeping you with your family. As your advocates, we can help you maximize your chances of being approved for immigration, regardless of prior indiscretions.

Other

Unpaid wages, discrimination, and harassment aren’t the only legal injustices you can experience in the workforce. Other areas of labor law include:

Facing Deportation or Need Help Becoming a Citizen? Our Immigration Attorneys Are on Your Side

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Immigration lawyers provide legal advice and representation regarding immigration matters, such as intervening in deportations, helping individuals achieve U.S. citizenship, and applying for visas and green cards. Our immigration attorneys are well-versed in these matters and more to help you navigate the complex process or answer any additional questions you may have.

Legal fees are highly variable due to the many factors that go into determining an individual client’s costs. In general, the cost of an immigration lawyer will depend on the extent of assistance required and which type of services you need. However, factors such as location and experience can also impact a law firm’s pricing. Due to the many variables that can impact the fees for an immigration lawyer, how much it costs truly comes down to a case-by-case basis.

To determine how much it will cost for an immigration attorney’s help, you should get quotes from attorneys in your area for the specific services that are required to resolve your issue. While it may be difficult, it is important that cost is not your primary deciding factor because there is too much on the line to sacrifice quality legal services for a bargain.

At Consumer Law Group, we strive to make high-quality legal representation affordable for anyone with fair pricing. We also offer free immigration legal consultations, which we can host virtually if you are not in the Chicago area.

With a sensitive matter like those revolving around immigration, you want to find a lawyer that will be diligent about advocating for you. You also want to ensure they practice ethically and are going to keep your best interests front and center. However, that is easier said than done if you do not know what to look for.

When searching for an immigration attorney to represent you, you should consider several important factors, including:

  • Their reputation: If an immigration lawyer has mostly poor reviews, they most likely have not met their clients’ expectations.
  • Their experience: While years of experience is not everything, immigration lawyers who have been practicing longer will have in-depth knowledge of immigration processes and established legal strategies.
  • Ability to communicate: Working with an immigration attorney requires a lot of back and forth, which is why it is important to find a lawyer who is consistent with communication, transparent, and is easy to talk to.

You want to avoid immigration firms that make promises that seem too good to be true or pursue your business aggressively, as they may not have your best interests at heart.

There are four general types of immigration statuses in the U.S. You are either categorized as a:

  • U.S. citizen: Someone who was born in the United States or naturalizes.
  • Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR): You have a green card, which means you are legally able to live and work in the U.S.
  • Temporary visitor: You are temporarily able to live in the U.S. and have been granted a visa for a specific purpose and time period.
  • Undocumented: If you do not fall into one of the above categories, you are considered undocumented and are not legally allowed to work or live in the U.S. Undocumented immigrants face the risk of deportation.

Our immigration law attorneys are dedicated to helping you achieve Lawful Permanent Resident status without having to leave the U.S.

While citizenship is by no means a simple process, it can be broken down into several generalized steps, including:

  1. Determine your eligibility for citizenship.
  2. Prepare to apply for citizenship.
  3. Apply for naturalization.
  4. Complete any required background checks, interviews, and tests.
  5. Take an oath of allegiance (if your application is accepted).

Depending on your personal circumstances, the path to citizenship may be fairly straightforward, or it may require thorough preparation. Either way, navigating immigration laws and procedures are rarely as simple as they appear on the surface. Having an immigration lawyer on your side will ensure the process is facilitated correctly and with as few barriers as possible.

If you have any other questions about the immigration process—like where you should live, whether you can work, or how to apply for a green card—our legal team is happy to help you understand how immigration laws apply to you and how to remain in compliance as you seek your visa or citizenship. 

At Consumer Law Group, our labor law attorneys work tirelessly to ensure employers are treating their employees fairly and within their rights. Employment law attorneys also work to educate workers on their rights and represent them in court. Labor lawyers ensure all federal, state, and local labor laws are upheld, such as the National Labor Relations Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance, and Chicago’s Anti-Retaliation Ordinance, to name a few.

If you experience any injustice in the workplace, such as sexual harassment, discrimination, or unpaid wages, you’ll need an employment law attorney. Businesses are legally required to provide safe and healthy working conditions, pay their workers fairly, and ensure no one is harassed or discriminated against. If you think one of your rights was infringed upon, contact us today for a free consultation with a knowledgeable employment lawyer. We’ll work with you to get the justice you deserve.

The cost of a labor law attorney varies depending on a variety of factors, such as:

  • Complexity of the case
  • Time
  • Individual needs

However, at Consumer Law Group, we know hiring a lawyer can be expensive. That’s why we strive to provide affordable representation to help you get the compensation you deserve, without emptying your bank account in the process. Because we work on a case-by-case basis, we offer free consultations to understand your case and map out a strategy to achieve the best possible outcome.

To find a good labor attorney in Illinois, it’s important to do your research. This means reading online reviews, talking with friends and family, and sitting down with labor law lawyers to see how they can work for you. At Consumer Law Group, we’re dedicated to helping out clients seek justice in the workplace. Give us a call or sign up online for a free consultation to get one step closer to a settlement today.

You should hire a labor law attorney whenever any of your rights are violated. Whether you experienced sexual harassment, were discriminated against, got hurt on the job, or didn’t receive your appropriate wages, it’s time to seek an experienced labor attorney in Chicago. At Consumer Law Group, our highly-trained labor law attorneys have helped our clients recover millions of dollars in unpaid wages, fought for victims of sexual harassment and discrimination, and helped settle labor law disputes.

There are many ways employers can partake in employment law violations. Some common labor law violations include:

  • Failure to pay minimum wage
  • Misclassifying employees
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Wage theft
  • Claiming illegal deductions out of wages
  • Failure to pay overtime

Defining a hostile work environment can sometimes be tricky. While a coworker who types too loud, limited benefits, or a rude team member can make a work environment less than ideal, these don’t necessarily constitute a hostile work environment. Instead, certain legal criteria must be met.

A hostile work environment can be defined as a hostile environment created by a boss or coworker who makes it impossible for you to get the job done. This can be as a result of discrimination, which is outlined under the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which was established by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. While the definition is vague, it covers a variety of actions, such as sexual harassment, physical or verbal abuse about age, religion, race, or gender, and discrimination.

  • Failure to pay minimum wage
  • Misclassifying employees
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Wage theft
  • Claiming illegal deductions out of wages
  • Failure to pay overtime

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal laws based on discrimination in the workplace against applicants or employees. Types of employment discrimination that are prohibited by law include:

A hostile work environment can be defined as a hostile environment created by a boss or coworker who makes it impossible for you to get the job done. This can be as a result of discrimination, which is outlined under the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which was established by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. While the definition is vague, it covers a variety of actions, such as sexual harassment, physical or verbal abuse about age, religion, race, or gender, and discrimination.

  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • National Origin
  • Age
  • Wage discrimination based on gender for substantially equal work in the same establishment
  • Disability
  • Genetic Information
  • Pregnancy

No, an employer cannot legally retaliate if you decide to seek an employment law attorney and bring them to court. Under the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, an employer cannot retaliate against an employee for filing a charge of discrimination, opposing discriminatory practices, or participating in an investigation.

After a labor law case, you can either expect a positive outcome where you win the case, or a negative outcome where you lose the case. If you win, your employer will be responsible for issuing you any damages agreed upon in the case. If you end up losing, you may be able to take the case back to court. However, you typically cannot retry your employer for the same offense. In this case, you will need to have new evidence and information that can be used to form a new case.

The damages you can recover after a successful labor law case depend on the type of claim. However, damages can take a few forms, such as:

  • Equitable Relief: Through equitable relief, you can be put in the position you deserve to be in, had the discrimination not occurred. For example, if you were denied a promotion due to discriminatory practices, through equitable relief, you are entitled the promotion.
  • Compensatory Damages: These damages are provided in the form of monetary compensation that is awarded as a result of discrimination, which can include emotional distress damages like depression or lack of sleep.
  • Punitive Damages: Punitive damages are often forms of punishment that an employer can face, such as additional financial penalties that are then awarded as compensation to the victim. This may be the case if an employer has been covering up discriminatory practices in the workplace.

In many cases, if your labor law case is successful, your attorney fees can be recovered. At Consumer Law Group, our labor law attorneys are here to fight on your behalf to help defend a successful case.

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