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WORKPLACE VIOLENCE – ACTIVE SHOOTER INCIDENTS: MORE COMMON THAN YOU THINK

Last Friday, a disgruntled employee, Gary Martin, fatally shot five people and wounded five officers at an Illinois warehouse. According to the authorities, Martin was called into a meeting at the Henry Pratt Company warehouse on Friday, which he attended with a hidden gun. After he was told he was being fired, he began shooting, killing the three employees who were at the meeting ...
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ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT: NO ACTUAL HARM NEEDED TO SUE UNDER THE BIOMETRICS INFORMATION PRIVACY ACT

On January 25, 2019, the Illinois Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Rosenbach v. Six Flags Entertainment Corp, et al., 2019 IL 123186 (Ill. Jan. 25, 2019). The Court concluded that a private cause of action is available under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, 740 ILCS § 14/1 et seq. (BIPA), without allegations of additional, actual harm beyond viol...
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WHOSE INFORMATION IS IT? IS YOUR NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT PROTECTING YOU?

Does your company receive, provide or exchange confidential information with your clients, vendors or services providers? If so, your company should have a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). NDA’s discuss the exchange of confidential information between two or more parties and identifies the obligations placed on each party regarding the use and protection of such information. If yo...
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TOP 10 COMMON FMLA MISTAKE EMPLOYERS MAKE

Although enacted more than 25 years ago in 1993, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) still presents numerous challenges for employers. In light of changes in the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) FMLA regulations over the past several years, many employers are making mistakes that put them at risk for violations and fines through the Department of Labor. This article will cover some of the most common ...
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I’M NEVER GOING TO DIE AND OTHER BAD SUCCESSION PLANNING IDEAS: PART II OF A SUCCESSION PLANNING SERIES

What is your plan for retirement? If you are like the majority of the other 30 million small business owners in the U.S., your business is the majority of your retirement plan. Whether your plan is to sell the business to a third party or transition ownership to your employees, odds are the majority of the funds you and your family are counting on when you retire are tied up ...
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