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Douglas M. Werman

Douglas M. Werman

Werman Salas P.C.

Chicago, IL, USA

Douglas M. Werman is the managing shareholder of Werman Salas P.C. The overwhelming focus of his practice is class and collective action litigation under the Fair Labor Standards Act and various state wage and hour laws. Mr. Werman has acted as lead counsel in more than 600 Fair Labor Standards Act and state law wage and hour actions, most of which have proceeded as class, collective, or combined actions. His cases have recovered owed compensation for more than 300,000 working people.

Mr. Werman frequently speaks and writes on employment issues. He is the Senior Chapter Editor of Chapter 20, “’Hydrid’ FLSA/State Law Actions,” of the leading treatise on the Fair Labor Standards Act, “Kerns, The Fair Labor Standards Act,” and is a recurring speaker at federal and state bar events on wage and hour matters. Mr. Werman participated as member of the working group that helped author the legislative language of the 2006 amendments to the Illinois Day and Temporary Labor Services Act, the 2006 amendments to the Illinois Minimum Wage Law, and the 2011 “Wage Theft” amendments to the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act.

Mr. Werman graduated from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law in 1990. After his graduation, he worked at national management side labor law firms until starting Werman Law Office P.C. in 2001, which became Werman Salas P.C. on January 1, 2014.

Mr. Werman is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois and in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Seventh, and Eighth Circuits.


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