This month’s Business Bytes highlights cyber security, privacy violation suits and marijuana in the workplace. 

Cyber Security.  With more cyberattacks predicted and smaller businesses with less to spend on security being targeted, there are some inexpensive steps you and your employees can take to help protect your business from cyberattacks, and minimize damage if one occurs. READ MORE

Privacy Violation Suits May Not Be Insured.  Several courts are deciding whether lawsuits brought pursuant to Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) are covered by existing insurance policies. If you use or collect biometric or personal information, check your current policies or contact your insurance provider to see if you are covered. READ MORE  

Marijuana and the Workplace. The conflicting state and federal laws regarding weed’s legality can cause issues in the workplace. While being under the influence at work is not acceptable, drug testing, disciplinary actions, hiring and other policies relating to weed use by employees and applicants need to be carefully considered. READ MORE.

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