Gold Standard Baking Biometric Data Case Returns to State Court

Gold Standard Baking Inc. must return to state court to face a former worker’s lawsuit alleging it collected her fingerprints in violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, a federal court ruled.

Brenda Herron’s claims for the period of time that she worked at GSB as the employee of a staffing agency weren’t preempted by the Labor Management Relations Act, Judge Thomas M. Durkin of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois said Thursday.

Durkin dismissed Herron’s claims for the time she was a direct employee of GSB, but denied GSB’s motion to dismiss the rest …

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