Jay H. Scholl

Jay focuses his practice on representing management in labor and employment disputes, as well as corporate transactions. He practices in Illinois state courts and United States federal courts, where he has been admitted by the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of Illinois, and also the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Jay is currently a member of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Federal Civil Practice Section Council, where he serves as the website co-chair; the Peoria County Bar Association, where he serves on the Young Lawyer’s Committee; the Peoria Chamber of Commerce, where he serves on the Young Professional’s Governmental Affairs Committee; and the American Agricultural Law Association. Jay also represents the Tenth Judicial Circuit on the Illinois State Bar Association’s Assembly.

Prior to joining Davis & Campbell, Jay served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard H. Mills of the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois and was in private practice focusing on insurance and medical malpractice defense.

Education

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S. with honors, 2005)
  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law (J.D., 2008)

Contact Jay H. Scholl

jhscholl@dcamplaw.com

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Office Locations

Peoria, IL

401 Main Street., Suite 1600
Peoria, IL 61602

Phone: (309) 673-1681
Fax: (309) 673-1690

Jay H. Scholl In the News

Fingerprint Scans and Other Biometric Data Used by Employers May Prove Costly

On May 31, 2018, a federal judge in Chicago refused to dismiss allegations that an employer and its time-keeping equipment supplier violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”). In part, BIPA requires private entities in possession of biometric information — including retina or iris scans, fingerprints, voiceprints, or scans of hand or face geometry — to: (a) inform an individual that biometric information is being collected, the purpose of such collection, and the length of time the biometric information will be stored; (b) develop written biometric information retention and destruction policies; (c) obtain a written release from the individual whose biometric information is being collected; and (d) refrain from sharing biometric information without the individual’s consent.

The lawsuit, Dixon v. Senior Smith Living et al., alleges the employer required its employees to clock in and out of work by scanning their fingerprints, which the employer stored in a database after the first time they were scanned. The lawsuit further alleges the employer: (i) did not inform its employees of the specific purpose or length of time for which the stored fingerprints were to be collected, stored, and/or used; (ii) did not make available information about its biometric data retention policy (if it had such a policy) or other guidelines regarding the permanent destruction of the biometric information it possessed; (iii) neglected to obtain a release from its employees to collect or store their fingerprints; and (iv) “systematically disclosed” that information to its time-keeping supplier. If proven, the employer could be required to pay the greater of actual damages or liquidated damages of $1,000 or $5,000 per employee.

The lawsuit serves as a reminder to employers adopting technology that uses biometric information. Before implementing those technologies, employers must take steps mandated by BIPA to ensure the privacy of its employees’ biometric information.

For more information or to discuss biometric information issues and the policies required by BIPA, contact author Jay Scholl.


August 15, 2013

2013 Agri Business Seminar — On August 15, 2013, Derek Schryer and Jay Scholl are presenting at the 2013 Agri Business Seminar.  Held at the Best Western Ashland House in Morton, Illinois, the presentation runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon, with a free hot breakfast buffet served at 7:30 a.m.  In addition to Derek and Jay’s discussions regarding legal matters, professionals from the accounting/tax and banking industries will be on hand to provide insight on additional issues impacting the agricultural community.

Contact Derek or Jay for more information or to register for the seminar.


August 2013

2013 Agri Business Seminar — On August 15, 2013, Derek Schryer and Jay Scholl are presenting at the 2013 Agri Business Seminar.  Held at the Best Western Ashland House in Morton, Illinois, the presentation runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon, with a free hot breakfast buffet served at 7:30 a.m.  In addition to Derek and Jay’s discussions regarding legal matters, professionals from the accounting/tax and banking industries will be on hand to provide insight on additional issues impacting the agricultural community.

Contact Derek or Jay for more information or to register for the seminar.


2012 Agri Business Seminar

Derek Schryer and Jay Scholl are presenting at the 2012 Agri Business Seminar. Held at the Best Western Ashland House in Morton, Illinois, the presentation runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon, with a free hot breakfast buffet served at 7:30 a.m. In addition to Derek’s programs on “To Gift or Not to Gift: The 2012 Dilemma” and valuation discounts, as well as Jay’s discussions on agricultural law updates and 1031 exchanges, other professionals from the accounting/tax and banking industries will be on hand to provide insight on issues impacting the agricultural community.

Contact Derek or Jay for more information or to register for the seminar.


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