Alan S. Wernick Examines 7th Circuit Appellate Court Decision Regarding BIPA and Collective Bargaining Agreements in Business Law Today


In an article published in Business Law Today’s Month-In-Brief: Internet Law & Cybersecurity section, Alan S. Wernick discussed important considerations for employers when utilizing biometric processes or devices for their employees.

The article, “Biometric Information Privacy Act and Collective Bargaining Agreements,” details the U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit decision in Fernandez, et al., v Kerry, Inc., 2021 WL 4260667 (CA7, 20210920) in which employees of Kerry, Inc., sought damages under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act.

Alan shared that employers with a unionized workforce should review their employees’ Collective Bargaining Agreement to establish whether the employer’s biometric processes are appropriately outlined.

The full article can be read here.

Alan is a business transactions attorney, with a background in accounting and technology, focusing on matters of information technology, privacy/cybersecurity and intellectual property law. His in-depth experience as a seasoned legal counselor and advocate, arbitrator and mediator and as a bridge builder among business, technology and intellectual property communities is well respected by individuals across professional industries.

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