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  • Jury Awards $228 Million in Novel Illinois Biometric Privacy Case

    Date:
    October 13, 2022

    In the first-ever biometric privacy class action to go to trial in Illinois, a federal jury in Chicago has awarded $228 million to a group of more than 45,000 truck drivers.

  • End of Roe Raises Questions for Employers

    Date:
    June 27, 2022

    In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which held that the Constitution does not protect a right to abortion, employers face challenges in areas ranging from benefit plans to social media to off-duty conduct policies and more.

  • Biometric Privacy Claims Not Barred by Workers' Comp Law, Illinois Supreme Court Holds

    Date:
    February 4, 2022

    The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that workers' compensation law does not preclude employees from suing their employers under the state's unique biometric privacy law, potentially opening the door to costly litigation and damages for employers that violate the statute.

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News: HR and legal considerations for employers regarding employee privacy. Privacy issue guidance on subjects such as social media and surveillance.