HubStaff  – Class Action Investigation

With millions of employees working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, some companies have turned to software that allows them to monitor their employees’ productivity throughout the work day. A popular monitoring software, Hubstaff, is downloaded onto an employee’s work or personal computer and allows their employer to receive a digital snapshot of an employee’s activities throughout the day broken down in 10-minute increments. Hubstaff reportedly uses keyboard and mouse movements to determine activity levels of employees. The software allows employers to combine this data with other use information, such as which apps and websites the employee used, screenshots of the employee’s computer, and even the employee’s GPS location.

While productivity is the main focus of such monitoring software, your company can get access to almost everything you do electronically and easily collect, analyze and store that data. Certain personal identifiers implicated by monitoring software, such as fingerprints, voiceprints, or face scans, receive protection under the Biometric Information Privacy Act of Illinois. Accordingly, a company subject to this law that wants to use monitoring software must inform an employee that their personal information is being collected and stored and obtain the employee’s consent.

If you know, or have reason to believe, that your company is using Hubstaff to monitor and track employee productivity, and you were not told that your information is being collected or stored, we encourage you to contact the attorney below to help you understand your legal rights.

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Attorneys for this case:

Benjamin F. Johns