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Chicago, IL 60601
Tel: 312.726.3400
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Representative Labor and Employment Law matters include:

  • Class Action Certified on Behalf of HSBC Call Center Employees
     
    The Circuit Court of Cook County certified our class action case against HSBC, on behalf of approximately 1,600 employees.  The case is brought on behalf of current and former phone-based customer service representatives who assert claims for not being paid for earned overtime and other wages.  The class includes approximately 1,600 individuals who were or are employed by HSBC as phone-based customer service representatives in Illinois between August 17, 2002 and the present.  For more information, please contact our office.
  • Collective Action Filed Against Yahoo on Behalf of Account Executives and Midmarket Account Executives

    Our firm filed a collective action against Yahoo on behalf of a proposed class of Account Executives and Midmarket Account Executives who were not paid for all time worked, including overtime compensation. Plaintiff alleges that Yahoo misclassified them under the Fair Labor Standards Act, failed to keep accurate time records, and did not pay them overtime for hours worked over 40 per week. Plaintiff seeks to recover unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages, statutory penalties, and attorneys’ fees and costs.

    If you are currently employed, or have been employed in the past three years, by Yahoo as a salaried Account Executive or Midmarket Account Executive or other position performing similar responsibilities, and would like more information on your rights, we encourage you to contact us.
  • Security Guard Wage and Hour Class Action Against CVS

    We have filed claims against CVS on behalf of current and former security guards and loss prevention agents who worked in Illinois who claim they were not paid for all time worked, including overtime compensation and the time they spent traveling from one CVS store location to another during the same work day. The Plaintiffs claims they were also required to arrive to work prior to the start of their scheduled shift times in order to prepare for their shiftt.

    If you are currently employed, or have been employed in the past three years, by CVS as a security guard, loss prevention agent or other position performing similar responsibilities, and would like more information on your rights, we encourage you to contact us.
  • Express Wage and Hour Class Action

    We have filed claims against Express on behalf of all hourly and managerial employees who worked at Express retail stores in Illinois and were required to work "off-the-clock". Plaintiffs allege that Express required its employees to complete a nightly bank deposit after the end of his or her shift and while the employees were "clocked out", thereby causing the employees to work without pay in violation of Illinois law. If you are currently employed, or have been employed in the past three years, by Express as an hourly-paid associate or a salaried manager or assistant manager or other position performing similar responsibilities, and would like more information on your rights, we encourage you to contact us.
  • ABM Security Guard Wage and Hour Class Action

    We have filed claims against ABM Security Services on behalf of approximately 1,200 current and former security guards who worked in Illinois who claim they were not paid for all time worked, including overtime compensation. The Plaintiffs claims they were also required to arrive to work prior to the start of their scheduled shift times in order to prepare for their shift and receive information from the prior shift and beat.

    If you are currently employed, or have been employed in the past three years, by ABM Security Services as a security guard or other position performing similar responsibilities, and would like more information on your rights, we encourage you to contact us.
  • ABM Janitor Wage and Hour Class Action

    We have filed claims against ABM Janitorial Services on behalf of current and former janitors who worked in Illinois who claim they were not paid for all time worked, including overtime compensation. The Plaintiffs claims they were also required to arrive to work prior to the start of their scheduled shift times in order to prepare for their shift.

    If you are currently employed, or have been employed in the past three years, by ABM Janitorial Services as a janitor or other position performing similar responsibilities, and would like more information on your rights, we encourage you to contact us.
  • Mutliband Satellite Installer/Technician Wage and Hour Class Action

    We have filed claims against Multiband EC, Inc. on behalf of current and former satellite installers and technicians who worked in Illinois who claim they were not paid for all time worked, including overtime compensation.

    If you are currently employed, or have been employed in the past three years, by Multiband an installer or technicians or other position performing similar responsibilities, and would like more information on your rights, we encourage you to contact us.
  • Lenscrafters Wage and Hour Class Action

    Our firm represents current and former salaried retail managers, salaried lab managers and/or salaried general managers who worked for LENSCRAFTERS, INC. and LUXOTTICA RETAIL. Plaintiffs claim they were not paid for all time worked, including overtime compensation. Plaintiffs allege that Defendants misclassified them, failed to keep accurate time records, and did not pay them overtime for hours worked over 40 per week. Plaintiffs are seeking to recover unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages, statutory penalties, and attorneys’ fees and costs

    If you are currently employed, or have been employed in the past three years, by LENSCRAFTERS, INC. or LUXOTTICA RETAIL as a salaried retail manager, salaried lab manager, salaried general manager or other position performing similar responsibilities, and would like more information on your rights, we encourage you to contact us.
  • O’Hare Airport Security Guard Wage and Hour Class Action

    We obtained certification of behalf of approximately 680 current and former security guards who worked for a private contractor at O’Hare Airport who allege they were required to attend unpaid roll call meetings each work day before the start of their scheduled shift time. Plaintiffs seek to recover unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages, statutory penalties, and attorneys’ fees and costs.

    If you are currently employed, or have been employed in the past three years, by Universal Security as a security guard or other position performing similar responsibilities, and would like more information on your rights, we encourage you to contact us.
  • Tentative Settlement Reached in Kansas City Call Center Class Action

    We reached a tentative settlement, subject to court approval, on behalf of 657 call center employees at a Kansas City call center who were required to perform unpaid pre-shift and post-shift work.

    If you are currently employed, or have been employed in the past three years, at a call center performing phone-based customer service work or other position performing similar responsibilities, and would like more information on your rights, we encourage you to contact us.
  • Security Guards’ Claims Settled

    Our firm recently settled unpaid wage claims on behalf of 68 security guards who worked for a private security guard contractor that provide security guard services to the U.S. Navy. The security guards asserted that they were required to attend unpaid roll call meetings and to work through their meal breaks on a daily basis. During the litigation of the claims in federal court, the parties reach an amicable resolution on behalf of all 68 security guards.
  • Ryan Law LLC represents call center employees in a collective action to recover overtime wages under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. In this case, Plaintiffs allege they were required to work pre-shift and post-shift by performing numerous work related activities, but they were not paid for this time. The Complaint also alleges that CenturyTel, Inc. failed to accurately record all time Plaintiffs spent working pre-shift and post-shift. The Plaintiffs claim that CenturyTel, Inc. failed to properly compensate call center employees who worked in excess of 40 hours per week, but were not paid for such work, as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act.  For more information, please click here.
  • Ryan Law, along with co-counsel StephanZouras LLP and Miller Law LLC, represents over 1,200 current and former non-exempt, hourly Securitas Security Services uniformed security guards in the state of Illinois who claim they were not paid for all time worked, including overtime compensation. Plaintiffs allege that Securitas failed to keep accurate time records and required them to work off-the-clock without proper compensation. Specifically, Plaintiffs allege that Securitas used a “schedule-based” time keeping system that did not account for all hours worked by security guards, including time worked:
    • Before the start of their scheduled shift performing tasks such as preparing for work, receiving pass down instructions and lining up for roll call and uniform inspection
    • After the end of their shift as a holdover;
    • Training; and
    • Maintaining their uniforms pursuant to Securitas’ dress code and appearance policy.
    Plaintiffs are seeking to recover unpaid wages, unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages, statutory penalties, and attorneys’ fees and costs.
  • Ryan Law, along with StephanZouras LLP and Miller Law, LLC, represents current and former non-exempt, hourly uniformed security guards who claim they were not paid for all time worked pre-shift, during their shift, and after their scheduled shift ended.  The security guards allege that they should have been paid overtime compensation for all time worked over 40 hours per week, but Star Detective and Security Agency, Inc. did not pay them their overtime. Plaintiffs allege that they were required to work off-the-clock by attending training, arriving early to prepare for work, working past their scheduled shifts, covering missed shifts, and laundering and maintaining their uniforms without proper compensation. Plaintiffs are seeking to recover unpaid wages, unpaid overtime compensation, double damages, unlawfully withheld wages, statutory penalties, and attorneys’ fees and costs.
    If you worked for Star Detective and Security Agency, Inc. as a uniformed security guard and would like to join this case or obtain more information regarding your rights, please contact us via email or telephone at your earliest convenience.
  • Ryan Law is one of several firms representing hourly employees of several franchises of a national restaurant chain in a collective action to recover regular and overtime wages.
  • Ryan Law has been retained by a Chicago-based real estate brokerage firm to assist with drafting employment contracts, non-competes, offer letters, and to assist with legal issues arising from its day-to-day employment matters and business operations.
  • Ryan Law has been retained to draft non-competes on behalf of employers and has also represented employees in court and in negotiations with respect to being released from non-competes.
  • Tom has defended police officers in federal court against claims brought under the Civil Rights Act of 1871 and Section 1983 of Title 42 for alleged excessive force. These cases often involved complex issues of whether the police officers were acting within the "Scope of Employment," which in turn was often outcome determinative as to whether the employer had exposure and potential liability.
  • Tom has previously defended employers in employment discrimination suits and has represented dozens of employers in Illinois Department of Employment Security benefit appeal hearings.
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