Wage and Employment Defense Attorneys in DuPage County
Oakbrook Terrace Employer Defense Lawyers
It is a common misconception among some employers that their businesses are too small to require established employment policies or an employee handbook. The reality is that all companies, regardless of their size, should have clearly-defined hiring, disciplinary, and termination policies and a compensation structure that is in full compliance with all local, state, and federal labor regulations. Those who are not prepared in advance—and many who are—could find themselves facing litigation from employees and former employees. At Farooqi & Husain Law Office, we assist employers from a wide variety of industries in developing legally sound employment practices and defending against wage and employment-related legal actions.
Hinsdale Counsel for Employment Law Matters
The experienced attorneys at Farooqi & Husain Law Office understand that the best way to avoid legal action is to develop and adhere to business and employment practices that are compliant with all applicable laws and regulations. These include, but are not limited to hourly wage and overtime considerations, non-discriminatory hiring, firing, and application of disciplinary policies, employee privacy, harassment, retaliation, non-compete agreements, non-disclosure agreements and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) concerns. Despite your best efforts, however, you may be facing claims of discrimination, underpaying employees, or improperly classifying workers as independent contractors.
Wage and employment litigation can be extremely distracting to the day-to-day operations of your business and could affect your company's public reputation, even if the claims are groundless. Unlike other types of civil and commercial litigation, when an employee files such a claim against you, it is often your responsibility as the employer to prove that you acted in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the FMLA, the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (IWPCA) and all other applicable laws and regulations.
Wage and Employment Legal Defense
Attorneys Naveed S. Husain and Ausaf Farooqi are prepared to fully investigate the claims against you, helping you build an aggressive, responsible defense. Depending on the circumstances, it may be possible to resolve your matter without the need for expensive and time-consuming courtroom proceedings. We are experienced in various forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration to help you find a resolution quickly and with minimal impact on your company. We recognize the value of a reasonable settlement, but when one is not possible, we will fiercely protect your interests at trial as well.
Call for a Consultation Today
If you are facing a wage, discrimination, harassment or any other type of employment-related claim, contact our office for help. Call 630-909-9114 for a consultation at Farooqi & Husain Law Office today. Our firm is proud to represent employers in Oak Brook, Lombard, Hinsdale, Elmhurst, Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton and throughout DuPage County.