Wage Hour Revolution: Is Your Business Ready?

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June 29, 2010; July 8, 2010
Chicago, IL; Springfield, IL
8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Per the U.S. DOL’s Official Press Release, Solis’ announcement marked the beginning of the "We Can Help" nationwide campaign. The effort, which is being spearheaded by the department's Wage and Hour Division, will push employees towards the U.S. Department of Labor. The campaign places a special focus on reaching employees in such industries as construction, janitorial work, hotel/motel services, food services and home health care. It also will address such topics as rights in the workplace and how to file a complaint with the Wage and Hour Division to recover wages owed. Similarly, the Illinois Department of Labor is in full force pursuing employers for wage/hour violations throughout Illinois. The government’s new crackdown on employers is coming at a time when employee wage/hour lawsuits and the dreaded Class Action are at an all time high. This trend will no doubt continue. Employers of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds and industries must prepare for this growing onslaught of wage/hour enforcement and litigation. Jeff Risch presents on these topics in two Illinois Chamber of Commerce events.