employment practices liability News

OSHA Sues Texas Company for Wrongfully Firing an Employee

Federal officials have sued a Texas-based company for violating the whistleblower provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The lawsuit against Continental Alloys and Services Inc. in Spring, Texas, maintains an investigation found sufficient evidence to support a former employee’s allegation …

ANV Launches EPLI Risk Management Hotline

ANV Global Services Inc., the North American managing general underwriter (MGU) segment of global speciality insurance group ANV, has launched a new risk management hotline for its employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) policyholders in North America. The EPLI hotline will …

The Evolution of Employment Practices Liability Insurance

It’s been interesting to watch the growth of employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) during more than 25 years of working in the specialty insurance industry. Twenty years ago EPLI was rare in the United States and, even a decade ago, …

OneBeacon Adds Risk Management Services to EPLI Coverage

OneBeacon Management Liability, a member of OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd., has added a package of risk management products and services for its employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) policyholders through nationwide employment and labor law firm Littler Mendelson P.C. Through this …

ACE Launches D&O, EPLI Product for Community Associations

ACE Commercial Risk Services, has launched new community associations directors & officers and employment practices liability insurance products. This coverage provides liability protections for homeowner, condominium and retail community associations. “In today’s increasingly litigious environment, community associations and their board …

Top 10 Employment Discrimination Claims

While charges of employment discrimination against employers are declining overall, claims alleging retaliation against an employee for involvement in a complaint reached a record high in fiscal year 2014. According to an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) review of the …

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. …