The operator of a group of assisted living homes in Chicago and elsewhere in Illinois has been hit with a class action lawsuit, accusing it of violating its workers rights by making them scan their fingerprints when they punch in and out of work shifts, allegedly in violation of an Illinois privacy law.
The Warren Barr group of Chicago nursing homes and rehabilitation centers have been hit with a class action lawsuit, alleging they violated a state privacy law by making their employees scan their fingerprints when punching in and out of work shifts.
Justice Brett Kavanaugh has been assigned to review appeals from the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, replacing Justice Elena Kagan in that task. However, the change may not ultimately mean much.
Starbuck’s decision to close 8,000 U.S.-based stores for an afternoon to give its employees racial bias training after two African-American men were arrested at one of its Philadelphia locations while waiting for a friend demonstrates the coffee giant’s “commitment” to the issue, according to Lori Armstrong Halber, an attorney at Fisher & Phillips LLP.
The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has recently added procedures that could force employers to release position statements and non-confidential attachments to those accusing them of wrongdoing - potentially including labor unions - on request. These changes in normal procedure have created a sense of concern for employers, as they contemplate what kinds of information could be disclosed by federal regulators.
Recently, the Illinois State Bar Association requested an amendment at the Illinois Supreme Court level, asking that legislation be reformed to allow law students more hands-on training, thus making them more equipped for the nature of working in law.