Latest Workplace Violence Headlines

All the headlines from our Workplace Violence Topic Page, ordered by recency.

Texas House Passes Active Shooter Alert Bill

Apr 8 2021 // The Texas House of Representatives has passed a bill that would create an Active Shooter Alert System for the state. House Bill 103 passed by a vote of 146-0. The bill’s author, State Rep. Brooks Landgraf (Odessa),...

HSB Launches Workplace Violence Insurance for Small Businesses

Feb 18 2021 // HSB, part of Munich Re, has created a new workplace violence insurance coverage for small to mid-size businesses, providing counseling, crisis communications, lost business income and security services to help companies...

Court Approves $800 Million Settlement For Las Vegas Shooting Victims

Oct 5 2020 // A court last week approved a settlement totaling $800 million from casino company MGM Resorts International and its insurers to more than 4,400 relatives and victims of the 2017 Las Vegas Strip shooting that was the...

Las Vegas Shooting Victims Getting Closer to What Could be a $800M Payout

Sep 16 2020 // More than 4,400 relatives and victims of the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history could receive a total of $800 million in payouts from MGM Resorts International and its insurers by January, the casino giant and...

West Texas Mass Shooting Victims’ Families Sue Gun Supplier, Manufacturer

Sep 2 2020 // Family members of two of the deceased Odessa, Texas, mass shooting victims are suing the person who supplied the AR-style firearm to the mass shooter and the gun parts manufacturer for over $1 million in damages. The...

Family of Teen Killed Near Washington Protest Zone Files $3B Claims

Sep 2 2020 // The father of a 19-year-old Seattle man shot and killed in the Capitol Hill Organized Protest zone has filed wrongful death claims totaling $3 billion, seeking $1 billion each from the city of Seattle, King County and the...

Recreation Market Coming Back with Old and New Risks to Consider

Aug 10 2020 // Patrick Gavin It’s been a challenging year for many businesses, especially those in the recreation, leisure and entertainment world. But while entertainment continues to struggle, things are picking up for the...

Synagogue Shooting Victims Sue Smith & Wesson for Negligence

Jun 24 2020 // Firearms manufacturer Smith & Wesson Brands Inc. negligently marketed the AR-15 style semiautomatic rifle that was used in a 2019 mass shooting at a California synagogue, victims and survivors claim in a lawsuit. The...

Beazley, Vizient Insurance Services to Offer Active Shooter Coverage

Jun 19 2020 // Beazley has established a contracted relationship with Vizient Insurance Services, LLC, a subsidiary of Vizient, Inc., to offer active shooter coverage. This coverage is available immediately to Vizient members. Under the...

Potential Wage-and-Hour Claims Could Rise Under New Overtime Rule

Jan 13 2020 // New federal rules on overtime pay, which began January 1, change for the first time since 2004 the threshold for who is entitled to overtime pay — and who is not. The new rule raises the income threshold that...

Employers Warned of Potential Wage-and-Hour Claims Under New Overtime Rule

Dec 29 2019 // Time is running out for employers to familiarize themselves with new federal rules on overtime pay. Starting January 1, the threshold for who is entitled to overtime pay — and who is not — changes. It’s the first...

New Oklahoma Law, Workplace Shooting Fears Prompt Security Changes

Dec 3 2019 // Security is not subtle at the sprawling campus of human resources technology giant Paycom in Oklahoma City. Off-duty police officers roam the grounds, bolstering the company’s own force of armed guards. A basement...

McDonald’s Employees’ Suit Claims Store Redesign Abets Workplace Violence

Nov 22 2019 // McDonald’s Corp. employees on Thursday sued the fast food giant and several of its franchisees in Chicago over a store redesign that staffers say has made it easier for angry customers to leap over the counter and...

Atlanta Workers Now Required to Undergo Active Shooter Training

Sep 25 2019 // Atlanta employees and elected officials are now required to undergo active shooter training on an annual basis. The Atlanta City Council recently passed an ordinance requiring such training. The vote comes less than a...

Specialty Lines Insurance: Innovating at the Edges of Society and the Economy

Sep 17 2019 // Emerging risks with little or no claims history can be notoriously difficult to underwrite—but many specialty lines companies are finding ways to put their toes in the water to insure these new risks, especially when...

Conference: California Workers’ Comp Should Embrace Innovation

Sep 16 2019 // The workers’ compensation market apparently needs to do some catching up where it concerns technology. “Historically we’ve been really slow to adapt to technology and innovation,” said Shaun...

Conference: California Workers’ Comp Should Embrace Innovation

Sep 6 2019 // The workers’ compensation market apparently needs to do some catching up where it concerns technology. “Historically we’ve been really slow to adapt to technology and innovation,” said Shaun...

Mom of Tennessee Waffle House Shooting Victim Sues Vanderbilt Medical Center

Aug 27 2019 // The mother of a man killed in a shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House is now suing the medical center that treated him. The Tennessean reports the lawsuit filed last week by Shaundelle Brooks says two Vanderbilt University...

How Small Businesses Are Training for Active Shooters

Aug 27 2019 // At a four-hour meeting last month, Michelle Abdow’s staffers got to experience some of the sights, sounds and even smells they could encounter if someone invaded their office and began shooting. Security experts and...

Retailers’ Active Shooter Training Is Hurt by Turnover, Implementation

Aug 8 2019 // Most retailers have plans in place to deal with an active shooter, like the one that terrorized a Walmart Inc. store this past weekend in El Paso, Texas. But a hot job market has hit worker retention rates, making it...