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RUNNING THE “BLENDED” FAMILY BUSINESS

Running the family business can be difficult. Not only do you have to navigate the standard complications of dealing with partners and employees – but that partner may be your dad and the employee is your cousin. Trying to win an argument with your dad about why a new technology is needed or that the company should branch out in a new direction may bring along years of old hurts and e...
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BUSINESS SECURITY: MORE THAN JUST CYBERSECURITY

Cybersecurity is a hot topic for businesses. Over the recent years, cybersecurity threats have spread from the retail industry to almost every corner and niche of the business world. As result, manufacturers are no longer safe from cybersecurity threats. According to “The State of Industrial Cybersecurity 2018” trend study published by Kaspersky, over 75% of t...
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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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