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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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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: 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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EEOC and New Legislation Focuses on Pregnant Employees and Discrimination

EEOC and New Legislation Focuses on Pregnant Employees and DiscriminationReview of Company Policies, Employment Practices Liability Insurance Key

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has made it clear to employers that its goal is to continue to proactively focus on discrimination allegations, including those related to pregnancy. When it first made the announcement back in 2012, it immediately filed four high-profile pregnancy discrimination cases. In fact, the EEOC for 2012 recovered more than $14 million in settlements involving …

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EPLI: Avoid Common Mistakes that Can Lead to Employment Lawsuits

EPLI Avoid Common Mistakes that Can Lead to Employment LawsuitsEPLI: Shore Up Your Employment Practices Strategy

We often write about employment practices and how new rulings and federal legislation, along with a proactive stance by the EEOC to ensure companies are in compliance with employment laws, have made this area a top concern of all employers. In fact, in a survey conducted by HR Specialists, HR professionals say that “staying abreast of employment laws and regulations” is their biggest …

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Survey: Employment Disputes Lead Litigation in the U.S.

Survey Employment Disputes Lead Litigation in the U.S.Lawsuit Trends Put Spotlight on Employment Practices Liability

In Fulbright’s 9th Annual Litigation Trends Survey, findings show that the U.S. (and the U.K.) is dealing with more litigation and regulation, reaching a five-year high in 2012. In the U.S., employment disputes and contract litigation led the way. The survey gathered input from 392 in-house attorneys, including 275 U.S. respondents, on litigation issues and trends. Fulbright is a leading international …

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