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CN, Dylan's Candybar, Pete's Market, Freudenburg Household Products among latest sued for scanning worker fingerprints

By Jonathan Bilyk | Apr 24, 2019

Freight rail operator CN, Dylan's Candybar, Pete's Market and the maker of Vileda and O'Cedar cleaning products are among the employers hit with class actions, as the lawsuits under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act continue to multiply.

Exelon, staffing companies accused of shorting specialized contractors OT pay

By Dan Churney | Mar 9, 2019

Specialists once employed by Exelon are suing the Chicago-headquartered power provider and three staffing companies in federal court, alleging defendants short-circuited labor law by withholding overtime pay.

New BIPA class actions target Walmart, Handi-Foil, Bob's Discount Furniture, others over fingerprint scans

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 29, 2019

In the wake of an Illinois Supreme Court ruling appearing to green light such actions, a flurry of class action lawsuits have landed in Cook County courts in the last few days, accusing a number of employers, including Walmart, of violating a state privacy law in making employees scan their fingerprints when punching the clock or accessing cash registers.

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