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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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Review Your HR Practices on Employment Background Checks

Review Your HR Practices on Employment Background ChecksIn the past, we have written about the use of employment background checks and the importance of complying with state and federal laws to avoid finding yourself in violation of employment practices. This issue continues to be an area of concern for companies as exemplified by BMW’s recent consent decree with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to pay $1.6 million and offer to hire dozens of people previously rejected …

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EPLI: The Risk of Third-Party Sexual Harassment of Employees

EPLI The Risk of Third-Party Sexual Harassment of EmployeesEmployers realize the potential liability of an employment practices liability suit when an employee is sexually harassed by another employee and measures are not taken to mitigate and correct the problem. Employee handbooks need to specifically outline a company’s policies and procedures and clearly state adherence to regulations, which most employers also understand. But there is another related risk that is perhaps less well known. A similar liability exposure can …

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Employment Practices: Be Aware of Your State Laws on Background Checks

Employment Practices Be Aware of Your State Laws on Background Checks The legality of employee background checks has been a front-and-center issue for employers, especially after the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last year released two short guides explaining how both agencies’ respective laws apply to background checks performed for employment purposes. These agencies may have offered clarity on the issue of employee background checks but it’s important to know your state’s rulings and the …

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Workplace Harassment: A Major Employment Practices Problem

Employment Practices Liability Insurance Provides Cover for Workplace HarassmentEmployment Practices Liability Insurance Provides Cover for Workplace Harassment

Workplace harassment is approximately 30% of all charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). As a result, the agency is working to leverage its resources to have a greater impact on this persistent employment practices problem. This translates to identifying underlying problems in workplaces and industries where the EEOC sees recurring patterns of harassment, developing strategies focused on …

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Employment Practices: Minimize Potential Disability Liability Issues

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Enacted in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, and transportation. It imposes certain obligations on employers, and compliance with this law is important. For example, employers must try to accommodate an individual to ensure his or her right to equal employment opportunities. This means among other …

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What is Employment Practices Liability Insurance?

What is Employment Practices Liability InsuranceWhat is Employment Practices Liability Insurance?

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), almost 75% of all litigation against corporations involves employment disputes. That’s right, you’re more likely to have a claim against your business involving an employee than a General Liability or Property claim. What’s more, companies are finding that they are vulnerable from the pre-hiring process through the exit interview, even if the employee was never hired, …

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