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Chicago Business Lawyer answers the Question: Is Bitcoin the same as Blockchain?

Posted on October 31st, 2019 by guyhaines

What is bitcoin?   Is it the same as blockchain? The quick answer is that bitcoin is not the same as blockchain. “Bitcoin” is a form of cryptocurrency and “blockchain” is the concept technology that underlies it. The concept of a blockchain was first conceived in 2008 by someone names Satoshi Nakamoto, which may be pseudonym for someone […]

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Is Obesity a Disability?

Posted on October 31st, 2019 by guyhaines

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all other places that are open to the general public.[1]   When it comes to employment, the ADA provides that employers covered by the statute may not discriminate against […]

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Employers Need Permission to Collect Biometrics

Posted on October 31st, 2019 by guyhaines

Employers who collect biometric information such as fingerprints, face scans, or retina or iris scans from employees—or even customers—need to ask permission and explain why the data is being collected, or they could well face legal liability. The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), which regulates how employers must handle biometric data, received a relatively liberal […]

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What Illinois Employers Need to Know About the New Illinois Cannabis Laws

Posted on October 31st, 2019 by guyhaines

Legal Marijuana Shouldn’t Mean Dazed and Confused Workers! Starting on January 1 consumers will be able to buy marijuana for recreational use from licensed sellers.   Pot users will no longer need to worry about fines or jail time – but employees will need to pay attention to their employers’ policies about drug screenings and the […]

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Do You Have the Right to Say No to Facial Scanning at the Airport?

Posted on October 31st, 2019 by guyhaines

You might not realize it’s happening, and you definitely might not realize you have the right to object. But when you enter an airport in 2019, it’s possible that your airline—or the federal government—are scanning images of your face for their security-related purposes. This facial-recognition technology can be used during check-in, baggage drop, security and […]

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