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Illinois Panel Issues Important Ruling on BIPA Statute of Limitations

USA - September 20 2021 On September 17, 2021, a three-judge panel of the Illinois Appellate Court for the First Judicial District issued a long-awaited decision regarding…

Maya Atrakchi, Jason C. Gavejian, Joseph J. Lazzarotti

Illinois Amended Victim’s Economic Security and Safety Act for Greater Employee Protections

USA - August 25 2021 The Illinois Victim’s Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA) has been amended to expand the list of reasons for which job-protected leave is…

City of Baltimore May Criminalize the Use of Facial Recognition Technologies by Businesses

USA - June 21 2021 The Baltimore City Council recently passed an ordinance, in a vote of 13-2, barring the use of facial recognition technology by city residents…

Maya Atrakchi, Jason C. Gavejian

Illinois Amends Employee Sick Leave Act to Cover Personal Care for Family Members

USA - May 13 2021 The Illinois Employee Sick Leave Act (ESLA) has been amended to require employers to allow employees to take personal sick leave for absences due to…

Alison Crane, Anderson C. Franklin, Kathryn Montgomery Moran

You Have Heard of the BIPA, But What About the GIPA?

USA - February 8 2021 Enacted in 2008, the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, 740 ILCS 14 et seq. (the “BIPA”), went largely unnoticed until a few years ago when…

Joseph J. Lazzarotti