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Insurance

The insurance industry serves a vital role in developing risk management and risk transfer strategies and products so that businesses can continue to innovate and prosper.

Overview

Providing all types of organizations with the requisite security to operate in today’s litigious society has never been more challenging, as the insurance industry itself continues to face heightened regulatory scrutiny. At the same time, big data and IoT are revolutionizing how insurance carriers can assess and protect against risk, creating infinite possibilities for growth.

As approved defense panel counsel for virtually every major insurance carrier writing policies for U.S. employment law risks, we understand how the insurance industry works and design legal strategies with this knowledge in mind. Some of the specific services we provide to employers in the insurance industry include:

  • Defending the entire range of workplace law litigation, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and related tort claims before administrative agencies and in courts;
  • Defending employment, wage and hour, fiduciary (including ESOP-related), and other workplace law class actions;
  • Defending allegations of wrongdoing under the False Claims Act, breaches of contractual or statutory obligations, qui tam actions, and a host of other non-discrimination claims;
  • Conducting internal investigations in a variety of areas, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Anti-Money Laundering/Bank Secrecy Act, human trafficking, health care fraud, securities fraud, mortgage fraud, bank fraud, embezzlement, conversion, and computer intrusion incidents;
  • Assisting with preventive measures such as company-wide audits to ensure consistent implementation of pay and promotion policies and wage and hour compliance;
  • Advising on compensation and benefits plans as well as the entire range of employee benefits matters;
  • Reviewing employment handbook policies and designing training for management personnel;
  • Advising on compliance with privacy and data security mandates across the country, including compliance with HIPAA privacy laws; and
  • Providing data-driven compliance assessments and talent analytics for management.

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November 16, 2017

Puerto Rico Labor Department Updates Regulations on Payment of Annual (Christmas) Bonus

November 16, 2017

Employers in Puerto Rico must comply with updated regulations on the payment of the generally required annual bonus to eligible employees. The Puerto Rico Department of Labor (DOL) updated the regulations, effective October 18, 2017, following legislation adopted early in the year. Under Puerto Rico Act No. 148 of 1969, employers in... Read More

November 15, 2017

2018 Minimum Wage Rate Increases: Are You Ready?

November 15, 2017

The federal minimum wage has remained stagnant at $7.25 an hour since 2009. In the absence of an increase to the federal minimum wage, an increasing number of states, cities, and other municipalities have enacted statutes providing for minimum wage rates in excess of (and, in some cases, more than twice as high as) the federal rate.... Read More

November 15, 2017

Top Five Labor Law Developments for October 2017

November 15, 2017

Home health aides who successfully objected to the collection of “fair share” fees without their consent may not proceed as a class, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in Chicago, has ruled, affirming a lower court’s determination. Riffey v. Rauner, No. 16-3487 (7th Cir. Oct. 11, 2017). The home health aides... Read More

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