Beverage giant Dr. Pepper/Seven Up has become one of the latest companies targeted with a class action accusing them of violating an Illinois privacy law by requiring workers to scan their fingerprints when clocking in and out of work shifts.
A state appeals panel has refused to shut off an order by the Illinois Commerce Commission that allows Peoples Gas to implement a modernization program that is driving up natural gas costs for most of Chicago.
The owners of a Rockford rehabilitation care center have been hit with a class action lawsuit, accusing them of violating an Illinois privacy law by requiring employees to scan their fingerprint when punching in and out of work shifts.
A Cook County Circuit Judge has ruled the Illinois state constitution doesn’t allow state lawmakers’ pay to ever be withheld or furloughed, siding with two Democratic ex-state legislators who are demanding the state pay legislators for everything furloughed during the Great Recession, with cost-of-living increases.
Amazon has been targeted in a new class action lawsuit under an Illinois biometrics privacy law, with plaintiffs asking a court to order the e-commerce giant to pay potentially enormous damages for allowing its Alexa A.I. program to record the voices of children and others using their systems, or the voices of others speaking nearby while someone else uses Alexa.