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Worker time clock maker Kronos: 'Mega' class action attempt 'epitome of gamesmanship, disregard for fair process'

By Jonathan Bilyk | Apr 16, 2019

A company that provides the high-tech employee timekeeping devices used by many companies targeted in class action lawsuits under an Illinois privacy law has asked a Chicago federal judge to end a sprawling class action filed against it under the same law.

Appeals panel: Illinois shops can't arbitrate away workers' class actions over fingerprint timeclock scans

By Jonathan Bilyk | Apr 11, 2019

Illinois employers, facing an onslaught of class action lawsuits accusing them of violating a state biometrics privacy law by making their workers scan their fingerprints when beginning and ending work shifts, can’t sidestep those legal actions by claiming their employees agreed to handle their work-related disputes under arbitration.

Judge allows Facebook to ask appeals panel if hundreds of workers belong in OT pay class action

By Dan Churney | Apr 10, 2019

A Chicago federal judge has granted Facebook's request to allow a federal appeals panel to weigh in on whether the judge had properly allowed a group of 450 Facebook employees to move forward with a class action accusing the company of shorting them overtime pay, as Facebook asserts a large number of those worker pay disputes are barred by arbitration agreements.

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