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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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May 25, 2017

Employer’s Refusal to Hire Medical Marijuana User Violates State Law, Rhode Island State Court Holds

May 25, 2017

Employers cannot refuse to hire a medical marijuana cardholder, even if the individual admittedly would not pass the employer’s pre-employment drug test required of all applicants, a Rhode Island state court has held under the state medical marijuana law. Callaghan v. Darlington Fabrics Corp., et al., No. PC-2014-5680 (R.I. Super. Ct.,... Read More

May 24, 2017

Trump Nominates Sullivan for Last Vacant Seat on Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission

May 24, 2017

President Donald Trump has nominated attorney James Sullivan to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) to fill the remaining vacancy on the three-member commission. OSHRC is an independent agency that adjudicates contested citations between employers and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration... Read More

May 23, 2017

New Puerto Rico Labor Department Religious Accommodation Regulations Effective May 25

May 23, 2017

The Employment Law Reform enacted earlier this year in Puerto Rico introduced a local requirement to accommodate an employee’s observance of religious practices or beliefs. (See our article, Top 20 Things You Should Know About the Proposed Puerto Rico Employment Law Reform.) The law directed the Secretary of the Puerto Rico Department of... Read More

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