Pineapple Hospitality petitions to move biometrics privacy class action to federal court

Last week, Pineapple Hospitality Co. and Pineapple Restaurant Group LLC petitioned to move a putative class action that alleges the companies violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) to Illinois federal court, according to a Law360 report. The luxury hotelier requested the move from state court under the Class Action Fairness Act because the amount in controversy exceeds $5 million. In an October complaint filed in Cook County Circuit Court, the lead plaintiff claimed that the company did not

BioSec launches biometric workforce management solution

Hungarian biometrics solutions firm BioSec Group has launched a palm vein recognition-based workforce management solution. BS Talent+ is suitable for any organization but according to the company, the product is ideal for agencies with a large and often changing workforce – such as security guards, servers and talent agencies – to manage job applications, administration, time records and accounting, blacklisting and authentication for security reasons. With BS Talent+, employees are biometrically enrolled in the agency’s database, ensuring reliable and convenient

Thinking Software integrates ievo fingerprint readers with time and attendance software

Thinking Software has integrated its Rota Horizon software with fingerprint readers from ievo. “Our Rota Horizon software connects directly to the new ievo SQL database for data on readers, employees and their ‘fingerprint recognised’ events to generate the required time and attendance data,” David Hambidge, Thinking Software’s business development manager explained. “Rota Horizon will read the events from this database irrespective of the type of hardware being used at the back end, and then the front end provides all the

Invixium to introduce new time and attendance access control solution

Invixium is adding the TOUCH 2 to its product line next month. Based on the original TOUCH device, the revitalized TOUCH 2 offers improved processing speed, more memory, Lumidigm fingerprint sensor, power over ethernet, Bluetooth, and wi-fi capabilities, double identification capacity (1:N) from 10K to 20K, a 5-megapixel camera for video intercom and facial detection and, Corning Gorilla Glass 5. According to a company statement, the TOUCH 2 is “the ultimate biometrics solution” for everything from time and attendance management,

U.S. economy loses $373 million to time theft

According to recent research by TSheets, “buddy punching” is costing American businesses at least US$373 million in payroll costs nationally every year. Buddy punching is the practice of employees “clocking in” for their co-workers. Earlier this year, TSheets commissioned PollFish to conduct a survey of workers aged 18 plus about their workplace time tracking habits. The independent survey of 1,000 employees found that 16 percent admitted to clocking in for a colleague. The same survey found that timesheets are most

Lawsuit alleges supermarket chain violated Illinois’ biometrics info privacy law

Employees at Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc. have filed a class action suit alleging that the supermarket chain violated Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), according to a report by HRDive. The lawsuit claims the company’s practice of obtaining and storing employees’ fingerprints for timekeeping purposes does not meet adhere to the state’s BIPA requirements. Illinois’ BIPA requires employers to notify workers that their biometric data is being collected and retained, inform workers in writing the purpose and timeframe of collecting data,

ievo announces new fingerprint reader deployment

UK-based biometric recognition systems manufacturer ievo has supplied its “ultimate” fingerprint readers as an integral part of the security for the multi-million refurbishment and restoration of the Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels. The fingerprint readers have been installed at access turnstiles to both ends of the unique construction site, effectively securing access to the entire site and the construction staff. “Access through the two full height turnstiles at each end of the site is controlled by the biometric readers,” explained

Matrix showcasing enterprise security solutions at SECUTECH and ISC WEST

Matrix will be showcasing its video surveillance, time and attendance and access control solutions this week at ISC WEST 2017 in Las Vegas and at SECUTECH 2017 in Mumbai. Matrix will be showcasing the COSEC ARC, an IP based access control panel and COSEC DOOR FMX, a multispectral fingerprint-based door controller. This advanced multispectral technology reads surface and subsurface of a live fingerprint, giving a very clear and strong image even if the surface layer is not available due to

Bodet introduces biometric time and attendance solution for small businesses

Bodet recently introduced Timebox, a comprehensive time and attendance monitoring solution designed specifically for organizations of up to 100 employees. With Timebox, employees can clock in and out using a proximity badge, keyfob or a biometric fingerprint detector. Employee time and attendance data is stored on a database that can be retrieved using a portable USB drive, or sent directly to the central server through an existing wired network or via Wi-Fi. The plug and play software generates attendance reports

Safran introducing new fingerprint terminal at ISC West

Safran Identity & Security will be launching its MorphoAccess SIGMA Extreme access and time fingerprint terminal at next week’s ISC West exhibition in Las Vegas. This device is the newest addition to the SIGMA line of fingerprint readers, which replaces the MorphoAccess and Bioscrypt 4G legacy ranges. Based on the same platform as the entire SIGMA product line, the outdoor MA SIGMA Extreme is specifically designed to operate in harsh conditions, resisting rain, snow, dust and salt mist. The ruggedized