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