We’re in this together.
WELCOME TO WERMAN SALAS P.C.
We are a Chicago-based, national employment law firm with one purpose; we protect the rights of workers across the United States.
If you’ve been wronged we’ll work to make it right.
Call Us: 312-419-1008
Our Practice Areas
We are trial lawyers focused on class, collective and individual litigation. If you are owed overtime pay or other wages, are wrongly classified as an independent contractor, are a tipped employee with questions about your pay, or work as a state, local or federal government employee and are owed compensation, we can help. We also represent persons who have been subjected to sex, race, age or pay discrimination, have unlawfully been denied Family Medical Leave, or have other employment disputes. Contact us for a free consultation.
Our clients’ satisfaction is ultimately measured by the results we achieve.
And over the last nearly twenty-years we’ve recovered more than $125,000,000
for our clients in lawsuits across the United States.
Werman Salas P.C. provides a superior client experience through outstanding communication, honesty, and leveraging our experience and history of success into results that make a difference. When we represent you, we promise that:
We Listen. That is how we will understand your claims and focus on the issues that matter most to you. Listening is the key to effective communication, client satisfaction, and a successful outcome.
We have Integrity. We are guided by a commitment to justice and our clients’ personal and economic interests. That is why you can trust that we will always put your interests first.
We have Experience. Our lawyers have been lead counsel in nearly a thousand state and federal lawsuits throughout the United States. We are responsible for precedent-setting court decisions and pioneering innovative ways to recover money for our clients. That is why one federal court in a published decision recently described Werman Salas’ lawyers “as national leaders in advocating the rights of working people …”
We Win. Although we can’t guarantee any specific outcome in a case, our history of success speaks for itself. We have recovered more than $125,000,000 for our clients through individual, collective and class action lawsuits throughout the United States. We consistently deliver for our clients in the most challenging cases, in the most difficult circumstances.
Employment Lawyers in Chicago
Werman Salas P.C.’s experienced employment and labor lawyers in Chicago are dedicated to protecting employees in workplace disputes. If you are looking to find the best Chicago employment lawyers to represent you in an individual, collective or class action lawsuit for owed overtime pay, minimum wages, or other compensation, if you need questions answered about your Family Medical Leave Act leave, if you wonder if you are properly classified as an independent contractor, think you have been discriminated against, or have any other workplace legal issues, we can help. We have extensive knowledge of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other state and federal workplace and labor laws and use our understanding of those laws to protect your rights. We understand the stress caused by the non-payment of wages or being fired from your job. We will fight to stop and fix the illegal practices used against you. We are lawyers who take the time to understand your needs and will learn all of the facts of your case to help achieve a successful result.
If you’ve been wronged, we’ll work to make it right.
We Protect Your Rights
At Werman Salas P.C. we help protect the rights of workers and consumers. Some matters that we handle include:
Overtime Pay, Tips, and Unpaid Wages – Do you work more than 40 hours in a week but are only paid your straight time hourly rate of pay for all overtime worked? Are paid you a salary and not paid overtime even though your job is non-exempt, or are you misclassified as a “manager” or “assistant manager” and are really entitled to overtime pay because you don’t supervise 2 or more other workers or regularly perform the same work as hourly employees? Are you a server or bartender not allowed to retain your tips or are you required to perform non-tipped work for the server wage? Are you required to work for free because you must perform a task but your employer did not count it as “work time”? Does your employer not increase your overtime rate when you earned bonuses or commissions? Or are you a really an “employee” who is illegally misclassified as an “independent contractor”? These are all schemes employers use to illegally refuse to pay overtime pay. Contact one our Chicago based overtime lawyers to recover your owed overtime pay or other compensation.
Family Medical Leave Act Claims – Did you miss work because you or an immediate family member had a serious health condition? Or do you need a leave of absence from work for the birth or adoption of a child? If you are covered by the FMLA, your employer may be required to give you up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave, continue your group insurance coverage, and restore your job at the end of your leave. Contact our Chicago FMLA lawyers today for a free, confidential consultation if your employer did not offer FMLA leave, or denied your request for a leave of absence, or your employer terminated you during your leave of absence or failed to restore your job at the end of your leave.
Discrimination and Harassment – You have the right to a safe, harassment and discrimination-free workplace. If you believe you subjected to discrimination on account of your race, age, sex, religion, disability or national origin, were subjected to sexual harassment, or are a woman paid less on account of your gender, contact one our outstanding discrimination lawyers. We bring claims against employers who turn a blind eye to harassment and discrimination to ensure your rights are protected.
Government Employment – If you are employed by a local or state government, or an agency of the federal government, and have been shorted on your overtime or premium compensation, we can help. Our attorneys represent government employees at the local, state and federal level, including before the Federal Court of Claims, to recover overtime pay and unpaid wages. Our government overtime lawyers have extensive knowledge of the federal OPM regulations and other state and federal laws governing the payment of wages to government employees.
Whistleblower Actions – If you reported illegal action against your employer or want to take action, we can protect and enforce your legal rights under the False Claims Act and state whistleblower statutes.
Employee Disputes and Negotiation – We can help you negotiate an employment contract that protects your rights, or negotiate increased severance pay in the event you are terminated from employment. If you need help in the areas of severance payments, enhanced job benefits, and improved working arrangements, contact one of our employment lawyers.
Telephone Consumer Protection Act – If telemarketer contacted you without first getting your written consent, or calls your cell phone with an auto-dialer or prerecorded voice message (a robocall); or without your consent, a business sends you a text message; or a telemarketer calls you before 8:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m.; or a telemarketer calls you after you have added yourself to the National Do Not Call List, we will protect your rights from harassment under the TCPA. Our Chicago based TCPA lawyers will provide you a free, confidential consultation.