Biometric Privacy Act and Employment Class Actions in 2021: Recent Decisions on Damages and Union Lawsuits
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide employment counsel with an update on recent decisions in class actions filed based upon the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act (BIPA). The panel will advise on the current status of BIPA claims in Illinois, potential defenses, insurance coverage, what damages plaintiffs may (or may not) seek when pursuing a BIPA claim and how a collective bargaining agreement may affect rights under a BIPA claim. The panel will also address the future of BIPA class action employment litigation.
- Illinois Biometric Privacy Act
- History of employment class actions
- Rosenbach v. Six Flags Entertainment Corp.
- McDonald v. Symphony Bronzeville Park L.L.C.
- Findings and status of case before Illinois Supreme Court
- Williams v. Jackson Park SLF L.L.C.
- Other open issues and best practices
The panel will review these and other important topics:
- What is the history of BIPA employment class actions?
- What are recent court decisions related to BIPA employment claims that may affect pending litigation?
- How must BIPA plaintiffs address injury?
- What rights do unions have related to BIPA claims subject to a collective bargaining agreement?
- What are the best practices that employers should institute to comply with BIPA?
Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.
Mr. Maatman has a primary emphasis in his practice on defending employers sued in employment discrimination class... | Read More
Mr. Maatman has a primary emphasis in his practice on defending employers sued in employment discrimination class actions, wage and hour collective actions, EEOC pattern or practice lawsuits, and civil rights/denial of access class actions brought in federal and state courts throughout the U.S. Mr. Maatman also pioneered the process of conducting employment practices audits to assist employers in structuring effective and practical personnel policies and protocols.Close
Richard R. Winter
Holland & Knight
Mr. Winter is a commercial litigation attorney. He has tried cases in Illinois, Texas, Washington, Georgia, Nebraska... | Read More
Mr. Winter is a commercial litigation attorney. He has tried cases in Illinois, Texas, Washington, Georgia, Nebraska and South Dakota and has appeared in federal and state courts in 20 additional states. Mr. Winter’s experience includes litigation and resolution of disputes for clients involved in manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, insurance, healthcare, life sciences and transportation. He is a frequent author and lecturer on a variety of legal topics.Close