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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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The Risk of Employment Practices Violations

The Risk of Employment Practices ViolationsThe Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) receives tens of thousands of claims by employees and former employees each year. In fact, in 2015 there were 89,385 discrimination cases filed with the EEOC. Topping the list were retaliation claims at 39,757, followed by discrimination allegations involving race (31,027), disability (26,968), sex (26,396), age (20,144), national origin (9,438), religion (3,502), color (2,833), the Equal Pay Act (973), and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination …

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Insuring A Tech Company’s Management Liability Exposures

Insuring A Tech Company’s Management Liability ExposuresInformation Technology (IT) firms have a number of management liability exposures that, without the proper insurance coverage, can result in serious financial damage. Management liability lawsuits range from workplace-related issues such as discrimination and wrongful termination, to business practices issues such as misappropriation, financial mismanagement and negligence. Lawsuits can be lodged by employees, customers, lenders, vendors and suppliers, competitors and shareholders.

Unfortunately, many smaller tech companies, including start-ups, mistakenly believe …

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EPLI: Worker Wage & Hour Lawsuits Continue to Set Records

EPLI Worker Wage & Hour Lawsuits Continue to Set RecordsWorkers filed a record number of wage and hour lawsuits during the federal fiscal year 2015 that ended September 30, according to Seyfarth Shaw, a law firm that analyzes data from the Federal Judicial Center. There were 8,781 cases filed in fiscal 2015, which reflects an 8% increase over last year.

“New federal labor regulations, the fight for a minimum wage hikes and an intense focus on independent contractor classification …

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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: Terminating Employees in the Age of Lawsuits – Part I

EPLI Terminating Employees in the Age of Lawsuits – Part IBreaking up is hard to do, and this includes terminating an employee. But sometimes you’ve got to do it, as it’s absolutely necessary to the productivity and growth of a business. What’s important when firing an employee is that it’s done in the most ethical and professional way possible, and that certain protocols are followed. This not only lessens the blow to the terminated employee, but it also preferably leaves …

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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 Liability Insurance: Get the Policy You Need

Employment Practices Liability Insurance Get the Policy You NeedThere is a wide range of employment practices-related issues that an employer must address – from policies and procedures that help prevent allegations of discrimination (racial, gender, disability), sexual harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination, among others. But when a claim does arise alleging some type of violation of federal or state employment law, Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) is designed to respond. In recent years, increasingly more businesses, including small …

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EPLI: On the EEOC’s List: Protection for Transgendered Employees

Recent EEOC Activity Looks at Transgender Discrimination in the WorkplaceRecent EEOC Activity Looks at Transgender Discrimination in the Workplace

Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner may be making all the headlines with recent revelations of his transition to becoming a woman, but it’s the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that’s working to protect transgendered employees under Title VII. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin. 

Transgender …

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