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EEOC Investigating Mandatory Retirement Age for Law Firm Partners

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is investigating whether mandatory retirement provisions at Deloitte LLP violate federal employment law. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the trade association for the profession, entered the fray yesterday, essentially urging the EEOC to …

Schinnerer Adds Private Company Management Liability Program

Underwriting manager Victor O. Schinnerer & Co. has launched a private company management liability program. The private company program is offered to a range of eligible industries with up to $1 billion in total assets. The program, offered on admitted …

EEOC Sues N.Y. Health Firm for Religious Discrimination

A Syosset, N.Y.-based health network violated federal law when it forced employees to take part in religious activities in the workplace and fired employees who opposed such activities, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit. Such …

ANV Launches U.S. Managing General Underwriter for D&O

ANV Holdings BV, the specialty insurance business, headquartered in the Netherlands, announced the opening of its first U.S. Market Managing General Underwriter (MGU), to be led by Peter McKeegan. ANV said the “team will underwrite Financial Lines for the U.S. …

Alabama Supreme Court Orders New Trial in $1M Firing Case

The Alabama Supreme Court has ordered a new trial in a lawsuit that resulted in a more than $1 million judgment against an auto parts manufacturer. The justices last  Friday sided with Guyoungtech USA, Inc., which makes parts in Conecuh …

How IBM Handles Age Disclosure, Employee Privacy, Job Bias Claims

For at least a decade, International Business Machines Corp. gave fired employees information detailing a severance package that asked them to waive age- discrimination claims and also included a page listing the job titles and ages of workers being let …

Louisiana Lawmakers at Odds on Gender Pay Gap

Democrats in Louisiana want to make unintentional pay discrimination based on gender illegal for private businesses, a move they believe will help bridge the wage gap. Republicans think the move is unnecessary and will only expose businesses to more lawsuits. …

Allied World No. Am. Launches ’ForceField’ Product Suite in Canada

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG announced today the launch of its ForceField management liability product suite in the Canadian market. ForceField offers five coverage components including: Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary Liability, Crime Coverage, and Kidnap …

Top 5 Riskiest States for Employee Lawsuits: Hiscox

Four states – California, Illinois, Alabama and Mississippi – along with the District of Columbia, are the top five riskiest places in the country for employee lawsuits. Businesses in these states and jurisdictions face a substantially higher risk of being …

Illinois Medical Marijuana Law Poses Workplace Dilemma

Illinoisans hoping to make use of the state’s fledgling medical marijuana law may risk their jobs if their employers opt to maintain or adopt zero-tolerance drug policies. The Rockford Register Star reported that the law that took effect in January …