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THE LAW OFFICE OF RYAN SCOTT NALLEY
Ryan Scott Nalley is a former private detective who now owns and operates the Law Office of Ryan Scott Nalley; a practice dedicated to advocating for the rights of employees victimized by unlawful employment practices of almost every type. Nalley has successfully litigated cases that include, but are not limited to, illegal wage withholding, sexual harassment, retaliation, racial discrimination, disability discrimination, national origin discrimination, religious discrimination. Additionally, Nalley has successfully handled cases pursuant to Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, ("ERISA"), the the Family medical Leave Act of 1993, 29 U.SC. § 2601 et. seq. ("FMLA") , and unlawful discrimination based on disability and/or failure to provide reasonable accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42, U.S.C. § 12101 et. seq., ("ADA") and the Illinois Human Rights Acts, 775 ILCS § 5/ ("IDHR").
Mr. Nalley is particularly experienced in representing teachers for violations of the ADA and FMLA, and is personally sympatric to what he believes is an epidemic of school districts with a culture of corruption and civil rights violations on an unprecedented scale within the Chicago land area. His record of success in representing employees indicates this.
However, Mr. Nalley is perhaps most experienced in successfully litigating cases for unpaid wages, and overtime wages pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 ("FLSA"), and its state law counterpart, the Illinois Minimum Wage Law ("IMWL"). Both statutes generally require employers to pay their employees an additional one half of their regular pay rate for every hour worked over 40 in a given week. Though there are some "exemptions" from the rule, they are rare, and employers frequently and susscessfully exploit them by misinforming employees with officially printed in the company handbooks or signed agrreements. See the section on Unpaid Overtime Wages for more detailed information on this topic.
As stated above, Mr. Nalley frequently represents victims of violations of the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 ("FMLA"), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"). The FMLA provides most employees with the right to take up to 12 weeks off work to either care for a family members medical condition, or the employee's own medical condition if their employer employes 50 or more employees and the employee has worked the previous 12 months for the employer. The term "serious medical condition" is very loosely defined, and thus, the Act, like the FLSA, is frequently violated. Also, like the FLSA, the Act allows for liquidated (in the form of double damages) for all past wages, but it also allows employees to collect for potential future lost wages. See the section on Family medical Leave for more detailed information on this topic. FMLA cases often go hand in hand with ADA cases, but there several material differences between the Acts. However, it should be mentioned that Mr. Nalley's practice has successfully handled cases in sexual harassment, racial discrimination, national origin discrimination, retaliatialtion, Whistle Blower Act Violations, and unemployment appeals. (See practice areas.)
In addition to concentrating on employment matters, Mr. Nalley also serves clients charged with misdemeanors, felonies, violations of the Controlled Substances Act, Traffic and Regulatory Violations, Sealing or Expunging records of convictions, Bond Hearings, Police Interrogations, and other criminal matters.
PERSONAL BACKROUND INFORMATION
Mr. Nalley grew up in Pensacola, Florida but moved to Chicago in order to study philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. After graduating, he took a job working as a full time private detective.
It was his years working as a private detective that drove him to the practice of law. He once worked on a capital case that resulted in the conviction of a man whom he knew to be innocent. It is this experience, and being a witness to other similar injustices that inspires him to help mistreated clients every day.
Mr. Nalley's years working as a private detective have also proved to be both valuable training and an inspiration for his involvement in criminal defense. Detective work is essential to a competent defense, thus, having such skills and knowledge is necessary to any successful litigator.
You can expect diligence, dedication, competence, and caring in any matter accepted by Mr. Nalley's office, whether it is for the smallest misdemeanor or a serious felony, or to enforce your rights for being wrongfully terminated or discriminated against.
If you have been charged with a crime, or believe you have been treated unlawfully in the workplace call The Law Office of Ryan Scott Nalley today for a free telephone consultation today!
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