201906.12
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Workplace Violence: Nowhere to Hide

Workplace violence is one of the primary causes of all homicide incidents in the U.S., and the devastation after a violent incident in the workplace is costly to persons and the entities exposed to this type of violence. The business impact of workplace violence can result in low employee morale, loss of productivity, worker’s compensation…

201905.11
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What is Micro-Finance Entrepreneurship and Can It Provide Sustainability in Developing Countries?

You are cordially invited to a presentation at The Union League Club of Chicago on the day after Labor Day -May 28th, 2019 at 6PM- on the Power of Micro Finance Entrepreneurship.Micro-Finance lending is changing lives and empowering entrepreneurs in Developing Countries like never before. We will feature a presentation on micro-finance by Jeffrey L. Hartman. …

201905.01
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The Four Seasons Hotel Fights BIPA Class Action

The Illinois Biometric Privacy Act (BIPA) requires all Illinois companies to notify and obtain consent when collecting biometric information. In a new BIPA case, the Illinois Appellate Court found that employees of the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago who had brought a class action suit against the hotel were not required to pursue arbitration as sought…

201903.18
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New Biometric Data Class Action

As we warned in our blog post of March 11th, 2019 on “The New Perils of Using Electronic Means to Identify Your Workers or Customers”, Highland Baking in Northbrook has been sued for potentially hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars in damages in a class action violation of the new biometric privacy laws by…

201903.11
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The New Perils of Using Electronic Means to Identify Your Workers or Customers

On January 25, 2019, The Illinois Supreme Court ruled that violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”), the toughest privacy law in the nation, did not require actual damages to be shown by workers or customers, but that very serious damages were presumed where violations occur, up to $1,000/$5,000 per person per incident. Under the…

201812.12
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Employee Performance Reviews- Sword or Shield?

While performance reviews are a routine part of many job positions, they can be a sword or a shield in employment disputes. These documents can be valuable evidence in many types of employment claims, especially those involving allegations of wrongful termination. Performance reviews are intended to provide feedback and identify opportunities for growth. They can…

201811.01
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Recap of Our 10/29/18 Presentation: CRYPTO: How to Juice your Investments, Revolutionize Society, and Conquer the World

David Lynam, the Chair of the Union League Club of Chicago Entrepreneur Group and the author of this blog, introduced the program. He spoke of the beginnings of cryptocurrency from an underground network of cyber counterculturists, to gaining a significant amount of popularity in the last decade. Cryptocurrencies operate on an anonymous, decentralized ledger which…

201810.25
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Sign Up Now for CRYPTO: How to Juice your Investments, Revolutionize Society, and Conquer the World!

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On Monday, October 29th at 5:30 pm the Union League Club of Chicago Entrepreneur Group will present: CRYPTO: How to Juice your Investments, Revolutionize Society, and Conquer the World! You have only 4 days left to sign up for this exciting event. Share with us the chance to experience the potential that Cryptocurrencies have to…