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Lambent Risk Management Services Inc. allegedly failed to pay overtime wages

Louie Torres Aug. 27, 2017, 1:00am

An employee is suing Lambent Risk Management Services Inc., citing alleged unpaid wages and violations of minimum wage laws.

Judge: 'Ride time' to worksites should be counted in OT calculations, even if workers not working

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 14, 2017, 9:57am

A Chicago federal judge has determined employers can be forced under the law to pay workers overtime for certain “ride time” spent traveling to a worksite, agreeing with a group of workers for a party tent and equipment rental company who argued their employer could have been required to pay them overtime under federal and Illinois wage laws.

Lawsuit: Deerfield temp firm favored Hispanics over blacks; lawyers brought similar suit in October

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 7, 2016, 7:12pm

A discrimination suit against a nationwide temp staffing agency marks the second such complaint launched by a Chicago plaintiffs’ employment law firm in recent weeks alleging staffing companies have discriminated against African-American workers in favor of Hispanic laborers.

Class actions accuse Turano Baking of breaking wage law, Highland Baking of racial discrimination

Scott Holland and Jonathan Bilyk Nov. 15, 2016, 6:06pm

Class action lawsuits brought against Chicago area breadmakers say Turano Baking needs to pay its workers to dress onsite for their shifts, and Highland Baking's hiring preferences discriminate against African American laborers.

Delivery drivers sue trucking firms, Amazon as joint employers, say broke law by not paying OT

Dana Herra Nov. 3, 2016, 5:06pm

A pair of former delivery drivers has filed a class action lawsuit against the trucking company that employed them and against Internet behemoth Amazon, the merchant whose cargo they were delivering and who they allege acted as their "joint employer," saying the companies wrongly didn't pay overtime, making them earn less than what state and federal law requires.