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Aramark tagged with worker fingerprint class action under IL privacy law

Jonathan Bilyk Nov. 10, 2017, 12:10am

Aramark, one of the country’s largest employers, providing food service and other vendor services to Chicago’s Soldier Field and numerous schools, corporate headquarters, hospitals, prisons and other institutional facilities throughout Illinois, has become one of the latest targets among a growing number of lawsuits under an Illinois privacy law, accusing employers of not properly handling the process of scanning and managing their employees’ fingerprints to log employees’ work hours.

Judge: Arbitration agreement in employee handbook doesn't negate wrongful termination suit vs Citibank

Sara McCleary Oct. 6, 2017, 3:45pm

A Chicago federal judge has denied Citibank’s motion to compel arbitration in a lawsuit against it by two former employees.

Busboy's overtime pay suit against Pita Inn dismissed

Kacie Whaley Jul. 28, 2017, 4:30am

A Chicago federal judge has dismissed a busboy's lawsuit claiming a local Mediterranean restaurant didn't pay him proper overtime wages.

Federal judge OKs lawsuit to continue alleging debt collector Harris & Harris shorted workers pay

David Hutton Jul. 27, 2017, 11:50pm

A Chicago federal judge has refused to toss a class action lawsuit brought against a debt collection firm by a former employee who accused the company of shorting her and other workers their pay.

Panda Express allegedly violated employee's civil rights

Louie Torres Apr. 7, 2017, 9:27am

An employee is suing Panda Express Inc. for alleged sexual harassment, retaliation and violations of her civil rights. 

Class actions accuse Turano Baking of breaking wage law, Highland Baking of racial discrimination

Scott Holland and Jonathan Bilyk Nov. 15, 2016, 6:06pm

Class action lawsuits brought against Chicago area breadmakers say Turano Baking needs to pay its workers to dress onsite for their shifts, and Highland Baking's hiring preferences discriminate against African American laborers.

IL law doesn't entitle salespeople to commissions outside terms of their pay agreement, judge says

Dana Herra Mar. 25, 2016, 11:00pm

A judge has slammed the door on a pitched class action brought by a pair of salespeople who claimed Illinois wage laws entitled them to more money than they received from the medical equipment supplier that employed them because, they said, the company used both sales declines and increases to calculate their commissions.

Class action says Student Transportation of America underpaid suburban Chicago school bus drivers

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 17, 2016, 3:10pm

A group of school bus drivers has delivered a potential class action lawsuit to another school bus company, claiming the provider of transportation services to school students in Chicago’s suburbs has stiffed them on wages and overtime, by allegedly paying them only for the time they were on their routes, and not for the 15-45 minutes of work they claim they did each day before and after.

Assistant manager OK to sue DSW over claims she was wrongly fired for calling cops to stop shoplifting

Scott Holland Nov. 2, 2015, 11:41am

A federal judge has sided with an assistant manager who lost her job at a shoe store after she called police to curb a potential shoplifting incident in progress, ruling the woman can proceed with a lawsuit against her former employer for allegedly violating Illinois’ whistleblower law.