EPLI News

After Pay by Gender, Is Pay by Race Next for California Protects?

Just as California businesses begin to implement a law requiring equal pay for workers regardless of their gender, already the toughest of its kind in the nation, a state lawmaker is seeking to expand it to protect employees from racial …

California Court Says Employers Can’t Deny Workers Seats

Employers cannot deny a worker a place to sit just because they prefer the person stand, and they must consider the employee’s work station, not their overall duties, when determining whether to provide a seat, the California Supreme Court said …

ProHost Adds EPLI Coverage to Restaurant Program

Restaurant insurance program administrator ProHost USA has added employment practices liability insurance coverage as an option in its packaged insurance program specifically designed for restaurants. According to Heidi Strommen, president of ProHost USA, the endorsement covers third‐party violations including actual …

Idaho Shop Owner Ordered to Pay 100K to Worker Fired After Safety Report

A judge ordered a northern Idaho gas station owner to pay $100,000 to a former employee who was fired after reporting safety violations, including exposed wiring near water leaks and a lack of first aid equipment. U.S. District Judge B. …

Morgan Stanley Among Employers Shifting Job Bias Claims to Arbitration

Morgan Stanley is asking employees to give up their right to sue the firm in class actions for civil rights violations including discrimination based on race, gender or age, according to a former employee’s lawsuit. The firm sent an e-mail …

Uber Headache if More Drivers Want Full-Time Status

Thousands of new full-time workers would spring into existence if Uber is forced to stop treating some of its drivers like contract workers, and the benefits that come with that employee status may entice part-time rideshare drivers to beef up their …

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 …

CapSpecialty Adds D&O, EPL Product to Insurance Company Coverage Offerings

CapSpecialty has launched a new insurance company directors & officers/employment practices liability (D&O/EPL) product issued by Capitol Specialty Insurance Corp. Insurance company D&O/EPL is a specialty product expressly designed for small and mid-sized insurance companies, offering wholesale brokers an additional …