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Southwest Airlines is accused of unlawfully storing biometric data

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 14, 2019

Ramp supervisors have filed a class action lawsuit against Southwest Airlines, accusing the company of violating the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act by making employees scan their fingerprints to clock in and out of work shifts.

Judge: Employees classified together for overtime exemption can sue together for overtime pay

By D.M. Herra | Feb 7, 2019

A federal judge refused to break up a class action lawsuit against freight service Total Quality Logistics, finding the company’s own policies undermine its argument that the class members are too different to qualify for class certification.

Little Caesars, ABT Electronics, Choice Hotels among latest hit by class actions over worker fingerprint scans

By Jonathan Bilyk | Feb 5, 2019

Four more big name brands, including Little Caesars, ABT Electronics and Choice Hotels, have been added to the list of employers facing class action lawsuits in Cook County courts under an Illinois privacy law, following a recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling.

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