YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO A CASH PAYMENT FROM A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT IF, BETWEEN JANUARY 7, 2014 AND MAY 28, 2021, YOU SCANNED YOUR FINGER, IRIS, FACE OR OTHER BIOMETRIC IDENTIFIER INTO A PAYCHEX TIMECLOCK IN ILLINOIS.
The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”), 740 ILCS 14/1, et seq., prohibits private companies from capturing, obtaining, storing, transferring, and/or using the biometric identifiers and/or information, such as fingerprints, hand geometry, facial geometry, or retina scans of another individual for any purpose, including timekeeping, without first providing such individual with certain written disclosures and obtaining written consent. This lawsuit alleges that Defendant violated BIPA by collecting individuals’ biometric identifiers through finger, iris, or facial-scan technology in Illinois without first providing the requisite disclosures or obtaining the consent required by BIPA. Defendant contests these claims and denies that it violated BIPA.
Defendant has agreed to create a $3,375,519 Settlement Fund for the Class Members, which will be used to pay valid claims, settlement administration expenses, attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses, and a Class Representative incentive award. All Settlement Class Members are entitled to submit a Claim Form in order to receive a cash payment out of the Settlement Fund. If the Settlement is approved, each Settlement Class Member who submits a timely Claim Form that is deemed valid will be entitled to an equal payment paid out of the Settlement Fund. The exact amount of each Class Member’s payment is unknown at this time and depends on unknown factors to be determined, including the total number of valid Claim Forms submitted. The Settlement Administrator will issue a check to each Class Member who submits a valid Claim Form following Final Approval of the Settlement. All checks issued to Settlement Class Members will expire and become void 100 days after they are issued. Additionally, the attorneys who brought this lawsuit (listed below) will ask the Court to award them attorneys’ fees in an amount up to 35% of the Settlement Fund, plus their reasonable costs and expenses, for the substantial time, expense and effort spent investigating the facts, litigating the case and negotiating the Settlement. The Class Representative also will apply to the Court for a payment of up to $10,000 for her time, effort, and service in this matter.
Unless you exclude yourself from the Settlement, you will not be able to file or continue a lawsuit against Defendant or other Released Parties regarding any of the Released Claims. Submitting a valid and timely Claim Form is the only way to receive a payment from this Settlement.
Your legal rights are affected if you do nothing. Read this website carefully.
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT
To accept the Settlement, you must submit a Claim Form by August 27, 2021. Submitting a valid and timely Claim Form is the only way to receive a payment from this Settlement and is the only thing you need to do to receive a payment. Click here to submit a claim.
If you exclude yourself, you will receive no payment from this Settlement, but you will remain free to sue Paychex, Inc. and the other Released Parties on your own and at your own expense regarding the claims at issue in this litigation. The deadline for excluding yourself is August 6, 2021.
File an Objection
You may file an objection if you wish to the Settlement. The deadline to objection to the settlement is August 6, 2021.
If you do nothing, you will receive no money from the Settlement, but you will still be bound by all the orders and judgments of the Court and you will still give up your rights to sue Paychex, Inc. and the Released Parties as described in the FAQ's.
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