Settlement Structure: Claims Made
Active: OpenCase Summary:
Paychex, Inc. is spending more than $3 million to resolve an Illinois class action alleging that the company violated BIPA, the Biometric Information Privacy Act, an Illinois law governing the collection, storage, and use of biometrics. Paychex collected individuals’ biometrics for timekeeping purposes, through finger, iris, or facial recognition scanning, but the complaint alleged that the company did not provide the disclosures or obtain the authorizations the law requires.Docket Number:
Company: Paychex, Inc.
Filing Deadline: August 27, 2021
Class Period: January 7, 2014 to May 28, 2021
Objection Deadline: August 6, 2021
Exclusion Deadline: August 6, 2021
Final Approval Hearing: September 9, 2021Proof of Purchase:
The claim form does not ask for proof. Presumably company records will be used for verification.Eligibility:
You may be eligible if you scanned your finger, iris, face, or another biometric identifier into a Paychex timeclock in Illinois, at any time between January 7, 2014 and May 28, 2021.
For a list of Paychex timeclocks, see http://www.paychexbipasettlement.com/DocumentHandler.ashx?DocPath=/Documents/Paychex_Timeclocks.pdf.Typical Settlement Amount:
Equal share of the net settlement fund. Each class member will receive only one share, regardless of how often they scanned their finger, face, or other biometrics into a Paychex machine. Paychex has also agreed to take measures to comply with BIPA.
Total Settlement Amount: $3,375,519Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Case Name: Roberts v. Paychex, Inc.
Settlement Website: Paychex Biometric Scan Timeclocks Illinois BIPA Settlement Website
Kroll Settlement Administration, LLC
Kroll Settlement Administration LLC
P.O. Box 225391
New York, NY 10150-5391