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Payback is an Employment Right in Colorado

What workers are due when it comes to wages, overtime and more

While the laws covering employee wages may seem fairly straightforward, certain situations can complicate things. What happens when federal, state or local laws don’t agree—which takes precedent? What happens beyond 40 hours a week—doesn’t that call for overtime pay? What about sick time, vacation days and retirement plans after leaving a job? Luckily, employment attorneys with experience in wage-and-hour law are here to break it all down. Minimum Wage Laws Wage-related matters are …

What Does Reasonable Accommodation Mean for Employers?

Tips on discrimination laws in the workplace

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA), employers can neither refuse to hire qualified individuals based on a disability nor refuse to provide a reasonable accommodation enabling the completion of essential job functions. “The ADA stops the employer from assuming that, because of a disability, an individual cannot do the job,” says Heather Becker, an employment litigator at Laner Muchin in Chicago. “It goes even further [than hiring …

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