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Common Employment Practices Liabilities in the Hiring Process

Common Employment Practices Liabilities in the Hiring ProcessThe hiring process can be wonderful for employers, but while it is exciting to add new talent to the team, the process can be dangerous if you are not careful. Just as applicants are expected to obey certain codes of conduct when applying for jobs, employers need to mind their behavior as well, though it’s not just  about etiquette: there are many legal restrictions on the hiring process, and disobeying

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Minimize Workplace Sexual Harassment Claims, Avoid Liability

Minimize Workplace Sexual Harassment Claims, Avoid LiabilityThe issue of sexual harassment has been a topic of discussion most recently in the news in the wake of allegations made against former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly and resulting payment settlements by the network’s parent company, negative comments made by the director at a Bay Area Veteran Affairs clinic in San Francisco when responding to workplace harassment allegations made by his staff, and various legal pundits weighing in

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Employment Practices in Tech Industry: The Diversity Issue

Employment Practices in Tech Industry: The Diversity IssueOver the last few years there has been heightened scrutiny regarding the makeup of the workforce at technology companies, which is predominantly white, Asian, and male. Diversity in the workforce was underscored in a survey conducted by Fortune last year, which revealed that on average women comprise about one-third of the jobs in the tech industry. That gap expands the higher up you go in an organization, with the best …

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Don’t Think Twice About Purchasing EPLI Insurance

Purchasing EPLI InsuranceEmployers Face an Increase in EPLI Exposures, Need Coverage

The likelihood of experiencing an employment practice claim is high and rapidly rising regardless of a company’s revenue, number of employees or corporate structure. This is one of the principal takeaways in a recent research paper released by Advisen, a firm that provides insights for the global community of commercial insurance professionals.

In fact, companies with few as 100 employees can …

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EPLI: Do Mandatory Wellness Programs Violate the ADA?

EPLI Do Mandatory Wellness Programs Violate the ADARecent EEOC Lawsuits Challenge Wellness Programs

One year ago we wrote about the potential employment practices challenges healthcare reform could bring in the area of employer-mandated wellness programs. Sure enough, wellness programs, which are encouraged by the Affordable Care Act to incentivize employees, may now be running afoul of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), or at the very least causing confusion. Earlier this month, the federal agency challenged the …

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Employment Practices Liability: More Employees Claiming Wage Theft

Employment Practices Liability More Employees Claiming Wage TheftWage-and-Hour Disputes Becoming More Prevalent, Review Practices, EPLI Coverage

Lawsuits accusing employers of violating minimum wage and overtime laws, erasing work hours and wrongfully taking employee tips are being filed across the nation. In fact, according to work advocates who call these practices “wage theft”, these types of actions are becoming “far too prevalent”.

For example, they cite the McDonald’s workers who filed seven class-action lawsuits over wage disputes in …

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How Third-Party EPLI Coverage Works

How Third-Party EPLI Coverage WorksA Look at Third-Party Employment Practices Liability Insurance

Employee-related lawsuits are prevalent throughout every industry segment and for companies of all sizes. That’s why today Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) needs to be a part of every firm’s insurance solution. EPLI is designed to provide coverage in the event of claims filed by past and potential employees alleging wrongful termination due to issues related to discrimination and harassment, among others.  …

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How Employment Practices Liability Insurance Works

How Employment Practices Liability Insurance WorksEmployment Practices Liability An Integral Insurance Component

Employment Practices Liability (EPL) insurance is designed to cover employers against employee-related claims such issues as discrimination, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination. A policy is typically written either on a stand-alone basis or as an addition to an employer’s management liability policies, including Directors and Officers (D&O), Employers Liability and Errors & Omissions. A standalone policy is usually preferable to having the coverage …

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EPLI: How Telecommuting Can Impact Employment Law

EPLI How Telecommuting Can Impact Employment LawSixth Circuit in EEOC-Ford Moto Co. Case Rules Telecommuting May be A Reasonable Accommodation under the ADA

Technology has changed the way we now work. We’re connected to our smart phones and tablets throughout the day, able to respond to client and employer requests immediately no matter we are. Services such as Go To Meeting and Skype allow us to hold conferences with people located all over the country …

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Employment Practices: Federal Agencies Offer Guidance on Background Checks

Employment Practices Federal Agencies Offer Guidance on Background ChecksEEOC and FTC Issue Informal Guidance on Background Checks for Job Applicants

In March, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released two short guides explaining how both agencies’ respective laws apply to background checks performed for employment purposes. One guide is available for employers, the other for employees.

“The laws enforced by the EEOC and the FTC intersect on the issue of employment …

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