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Bill would amend comp entitlement under BIPA

Posted On: Jan. 31, 2022 1:28 PM CST


A bill was introduced in the Illinois House of Representatives on Friday that would amend employees’ entitlement to relief under the Biometric Information Privacy Act.

H.B. 5396 provides that if an employee brings an action against an employer under the BIPA, the employee’s entitlement to relief would be determined as provided in the Workers Compensation Act.

The partisan bill would amend the Workers Compensation Act section on damages, minors and third-party liability to reflect the proposed changes to the BIPA.

The bill was introduced and filed with the clerk by Republican Rep. Jim Durkin on Jan. 28.