Our Elmhurst employment lawyers provide a cost-effective solution to your business needs whether you are an employer, an employee, or an independent contractor. We pride ourselves on our above-and-beyond approach to client care and communication. Our attorneys will put you in the best position for success by assisting you with drafting and review of contracts, dispute resolution, and employer best practices.
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Kevin O'Flaherty oversees all legal matters and is actively involved in making sure every client's case, big or small, is handled with excellence and attention to detail. He is available to contact through phone and email and his rates are available upon request.
In this article, our Elmhurst employment attorneys discuss employees' right to review their own personnel records. Employees can access their personnel file twice a year and for up to a year after they are terminated. As long as they pay the copying fee, they are also allowed to copy their employer's personnel records.
However, Illinois law does not require employers to create any personnel files. Employers are only allowed to review personnel filesif they already exist. Any documents that the employer intends to be used to support termination must be kept in an employee's personnel file, or they become inadmissible in court as evidence.
In this article, our Elmhurst employment attorneys explain the employer's obligation to pay the full amount due to a terminated employee during the next scheduled payroll after the employee is terminated. The Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act provides that the employee whose payments are wronfully withheld is not only entitled to the full amount due and owing, but also the attorney's fees and a 2% penalty for every month their wages were being withheld.