employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) News

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

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 change since …

It’s Not Easy Getting Insurers to Defend in Sexual Harassment Cases

While Harvey Weinstein’s insurers have reportedly agreed to pay $47 million to settle civil suits against the movie producer, most policyholders should prepare for an epic legal battle just to get their insurers to defend them against accusations of sexual …

McDonald’s Will Pay $26 Million to Settle California Wage, Overtime, Break Claims

McDonald’s Corp. agreed to pay $26 million to settle a nearly seven-year-old lawsuit accusing the fast food chain of underpaying U.S. staff at its corporate-owned restaurants in California. The preliminary settlement resolves claims that the company used a timekeeping system …

Chubb Expands Insurance Coverage in Canada for Private Equity Firms

Chubb is providing expanded insurance coverage, called “Private Equity+”, to address “the unique risks of Canadian private equity firms.” These extended offerings help transfer and mitigate many of the private equity firms’ most significant liabilities by combining in one policy …

JPMorgan Settles Black Advisers’ Job Bias Lawsuit for $24 Million

As racial diversity tumbles on Wall Street, JPMorgan Chase & Co. has reached a settlement with financial advisers who say they were treated poorly because they’re black. Six current and former employees at the largest U.S. bank filed what they …

Uber Settles Employee Gender, Racial Bias Lawsuit for $10 Million

Uber Technologies Inc. has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by two women engineers who accused the ride-services company of gender and race discrimination. The settlement, disclosed in a filing in the U.S. District Court …

Helping Employers Understand Insurance Coverage for Sexual Harassment Claims

It’s nearly impossible to read the news these days without seeing headlines of allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace. The news is in turn prompting employers to wonder what role, if any, insurance plays in handling claims should they …

How Sex Abuse Culture Threatens Restaurant Industry and What It Can Do About It

That there’s abuse behind the scenes in restaurant isn’t news. Within the chef community, the news is that people are surprised to hear about it. The true scale of the issue has yet to be revealed, though it’s been hinted …

How States Compare for Risk of Employee Lawsuits: Hiscox

A new study of employment practices disputes and litigation by global insurer Hiscox concludes that businesses in Washington, D.C., Nevada, Delaware, New Mexico and California face the highest risk of being sued by their employees when compared to the national …

Google Author of Diversity Memo Explores Legal Options After Firing

The Google software engineer fired for writing an internal memo critical of diversity hiring policies at the company faces an uphill battle legally challenging his termination, but he could succeed in prolonging the controversy, potentially driving the tech firm to …