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Paychex Biometric Scan Timeclocks Illinois BIPA Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case 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:

2019-CH-00205

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, 2021

Proof 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: $3,375,519

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$10,000

Law Firm:
MCGUIRE LAW

Claim Form: Paychex Biometric Scan Timeclocks Illinois BIPA Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Roberts v. Paychex, Inc.

Settlement Website: Paychex Biometric Scan Timeclocks Illinois BIPA Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Kroll Settlement Administration, LLC

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Kroll Settlement Administration LLC
P.O. Box 225391
New York, NY 10150-5391
833-460-1723

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