Case No. 1:19-CV-01306 United States District Court Northern District of Illinois
If you scanned your finger on a Kronos-Brand timeclock in Illinois and had your finger-scan data hosted by Kronos between January 18, 2014 and March 20, 2022, you may be entitled to a payment from a class action settlement.
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• A proposed Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit between Kronos Incorporated (“Kronos” or “Defendant”) and individuals who scanned their fingers on Kronos-brand timeclocks at their jobs in Illinois and whose finger-scan data was hosted by Kronos between January 18, 2014 and March 20, 2022. The lawsuit claims that Kronos collected and stored biometric data from workers through Kronos-brand timeclocks when Kronos provided “cloud” hosting for their employers. The lawsuit claims these activities required compliance with an Illinois law called the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, and that Kronos did not comply. Kronos denies these allegations and that the law applies to Kronos. The Court has not decided who is right or wrong. The Settlement has been preliminarily approved by a federal court in Chicago.
• You are included in the Settlement if you scanned your finger on a Kronos-brand timeclock at your job in Illinois and your finger-scan data was hosted by Kronos between January 18, 2014, and March 20, 2022. If you received a notice of the Settlement in the mail or by email, records indicate that you are included in the Settlement, and you may submit a Claim Form online or by mail to receive a cash payment.
• If the Court approves the Settlement, members of the Class who submit valid, timely and approved claims will receive an equal share of a $15,276,227 settlement fund that Kronos has agreed to create, after all notice and administration costs, incentive award, and attorneys’ fees have been paid. Individual payments to Settlement Class Members who submit a valid claim form are estimated to be $290-$580, depending on the number of approved claims.
• Please read this website carefully. Your legal rights are affected whether you act, or don’t act.
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT
Submit a Claim Form
This is the only way to receive a payment.
You will receive no payment under the Settlement and give up your rights to sue Kronos or certain related companies and individuals about the issues in this case.
You will receive no payment, but you will retain any rights you currently have to sue Kronos about the issues in this case.
Write to the Court explaining why you don’t like the Settlement.
Attend a Hearing
Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.
The Court has provided the following instructions to attend the Final Approval Hearing telephonically:
Attorneys/Parties should appear for the 12/20/2022 hearing by calling the Toll−Free Number: (877) 336−1828, Access Code: 4082461. Members of the public and media will be able to call in to listen to this hearing (use toll free number). Please, please be sure to keep your phone on mute when you are not speaking. Persons granted remote access to proceedings are reminded of the general prohibition against photographing, recording, and rebroadcasting of court proceedings. Violation of these prohibitions may result in sanctions, including removal of court issued media credentials, restricted entry to future hearings, denial of entry to future hearings, or any other sanctions deemed necessary by the Court.
•These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained on this website.
•The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. Payments will be provided only after any issues with the Settlement are resolved. Please be patient.
This website is authorized by the Court, supervised by counsel and controlled by Kroll Settlement Administration, the Settlement Administrator approved by the Court. This is the only authorized website for this case.
Click here to safely and securely submit a Out of Class Form.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
If you want to exclude yourself from the Settlement, you must complete and mail your request for exclusion form so that it is postmarked no later than December 6, 2022.
Thursday, December 8, 2022
If you want to object to the Settlement, you must mail your objection(s) and/or notice of intent to appear at the Final Approval Hearing so that it/they are postmarked no later than December 8, 2022.
Claim Form Deadline
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
If you want to receive a Settlement Payment, you must submit your Claim Form online no later than Thursday, December 6, 2022, or mail your completed paper Claim Form so that it is postmarked no later than December 6, 2022.
Final Approval Hearing Date
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
The Final Approval Hearing is scheduled for December 20, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. CST. Please see FAQ 18 for instructions on how to attend the Final Approval Hearing via telephone. Please check this website for updates.