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Heartland Employment Services has agreed to a $5.418 million settlement to resolve claims it violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) through its collection of employee fingerprint data.

The Class is made up of all current and former Heartland Employment Services employees in Illinois, including those who worked at HCR ManorCare, Arden Courts, and Heartland Healthcare locations, who used a fingertip scanner to clock in and out between Dec. 18, 2013, and April 23, 2019.

Those who are subject to individual arbitration agreements and did not opt out of those agreements are excluded from the settlement.

A class action lawsuit had alleged Heartland Employment Services violated BIPA by collecting employees’ fingerprints and information without following the appropriate informed consent procedures, by not maintaining a publicly available biometric data retention schedule and destruction policy, and by disclosing this information to the company’s timekeeping vendor without employees’ consent.

The job placement services company denies all allegations of wrongdoing, but has agreed to the settlement. The Court has not ruled in favor of either party.

Each Class Member who submits a valid claim form will receive a payment, the amount of which will depend on the number of valid claims filed.

If half the estimated 10,836 eligible Class Members file a claim, for example, the parties estimate each claimant’s payout to be approximately $640.

A final approval hearing in the Heartland Employment Services finger scan settlement is scheduled to take place Oct. 25, 2021.

The deadline to opt out of or object to the settlement is Oct. 4, 2021.

The deadline to file a claim is also Oct. 4, 2021.

Who’s Eligible

Current and former Heartland Employment Services employees in Illinois, including those who worked at HCR ManorCare, Arden Courts, and Heartland Healthcare locations, who used a fingertip scanner to clock in and out between Dec. 18, 2013, and April 23, 2019.

Those who are subject to individual arbitration agreements and did not opt out of those agreements are excluded from the settlement.

Potential Award

Varies.

  • Each Class Member who submits a valid claim form will receive a payment, the amount of which will depend on the number of valid claims filed.
  • For example, if half the estimated 10,836 eligible Class Members file a claim, the parties estimate each claimant’s payout to be approximately $640.
Proof of Purchase

No proof of purchase is necessary.

Claim Form

NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.

Remember: you are submitting your claim under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ensure you meet all standards (Top Class Actions is not a Settlement Administrator). If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other open class action settlements you may be eligible for.

Claim Form Deadline

10/04/2021

Case Name

Davis, et al. v. Heartland Employment Services LLC, Case No. 1:19-cv-00680 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Final Hearing

10/25/2021

Settlement Website
Claims Administrator

Davis v. Heartland Employment Services
c/o Analytics Consulting LLC
P.O. Box 2006
Chanhassen, MN 55317-2006
info@HeartlandFingerScanSettlement.com
866-584-2404

Class Counsel

WERMAN SALAS PC

THE FISH LAW FIRM PC

Defense Counsel

LITTLER MENDELSON PC

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10 Comments

  • Crystal Gresham July 18, 2021

    Pls add me

    • Crystalgresham July 20, 2021

      Pls add me. For claim information

  • Joann L Davis July 11, 2021

    Add me please

  • Georganna barbee July 8, 2021

    How can i claim

  • Mary OConnor July 8, 2021

    form wont open brings you to a strange site was very hard to bring up site also

  • LISA HAWKINS July 8, 2021

    Please add me

  • Bill myer July 8, 2021

    It doesn’t work. thanks analytic consulting.

  • Vickie emery July 7, 2021

    Same

  • Sarah Hillhouse July 7, 2021

    I am trying to file a claim but it will not load. Everytime I click it, it just reopens this same page.

    • Erica Bridges July 7, 2021

      Same thjng

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