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EPLI

For many years, EPLI carriers and brokers have worked to develop risk management and risk transfer strategies and products to address workplace law claims.

Overview

With vast expertise across all areas of workplace law, Jackson Lewis is approved defense panel counsel for virtually every major insurance carrier writing policies for U.S. employment law risks.

Our firm also provides risk management services for employers insured through these carriers, including hotline services, complimentary attendance at Jackson Lewis functions and discounted assistance (e.g., during reductions-in-force, review of personnel policies, etc.).

Our attorneys have extensive experience defending insured employment practices and workplace law claims alleging every conceivable type of issue.  Some of the specific services we provide include:

  • Defending the entire range of workplace law litigation, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation and related tort claims before administrative agencies and courts throughout the United States and Puerto Rico;
  • Defending  benefit and fiduciary claims under ERISA;
  • 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;
  • Defending HIPAA and breach of privacy claims;
  • Assisting employers to obtain representation (through L&E Global) for employment disputes and issues arising outside the United States; and
  • Defending employment, wage and hour, fiduciary (including ESOP-related) and other workplace law class actions across the country utilizing experienced teams of class action focused shareholders, associates and statisticians.

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New York Bars Insurers From Denying Commercial Crime Coverage Due to Employee’s Prior Criminal Conviction
January 13, 2017

The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS) has promulgated a regulation that requires insurance companies to provide Commercial Crime Coverage to employers who have prior knowledge of an employee’s prior criminal conviction.   Read more here.… Read More

Working At Home May Be A Reasonable Accommodation
January 11, 2017

Working at home may constitute a reasonable accommodation according to a recent decision in Rezvan v Phillips Electronics North America Corp., Case No. 15-cv-04767-HSG (N.D. Read More

Employee’s ADA and FMLA Claims Survive Summary Judgment After Leaving Work Early To Go To Hospital
January 9, 2017

In Knight v. Read More