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Heartland Employment Services Finger Scan BIPA Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Heartland Employment Services, LLC is putting up more than $5 million to settle an Illinois class action alleging it violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) when it took scans of workers’ fingers and shared them with its timekeeping vendor. BIPA imposes requirements on private companies that want to collect, store, or use biometrics. Among other things, it requires that companies must provide written notice and get written consent; have a plan for permanent destruction of data; and get consent for the sharing of biometrics.

Docket Number:

1:19-cv-00680

Company: Heartland Employment Services, LLC

Filing Deadline: October 4, 2021

Class Period: December 18, 2013 to April 23, 2019

Objection Deadline: October 4, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: October 4, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: October 25, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

The claim form does not ask for proof.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are a current or former Heartland employee in Illinois, including at HCR ManorCare, Arden Courts, or Heartland Healthcare locations, who clocked in and out with a fingerprint scanner between December 18, 2013 and April 23, 2019. The class does not include those who were subject to individual arbitration agreements who did not opt out of those agreements.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Equal share of the net settlement fund. Final amounts will depend on the number of valid claims received.

Total Settlement Amount: $5,418,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$10,000

Law Firms:
Fish Law Firm
Werman Salas PC

Claim Form: Heartland Employment Services Finger Scan BIPA Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Davis v. Heartland Employment Services, LLC

Settlement Website: Heartland Employment Services Finger Scan BIPA Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Analytics Consulting

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Davis v. Heartland Employment Services
c/o Analytics Consulting LLC
P.O. Box 2006
Chanhassen, MN 55317-2006
info@HeartlandFingerScanSettlement.com
866-584-2404

Tags: BIPA, Taking/Storing/Using Biometric Data, Your Privacy