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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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February 23, 2018

How to Calculate New Federal Paid Family Leave Tax Credit

February 23, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 provides a tax credit to employers that voluntarily offer paid family and medical leave to employees. Under new Section 45S of the Internal Revenue Code, employers that voluntarily offer qualifying employees up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave annually pursuant to a written policy may... Read More

February 23, 2018

Foreign Parent Company is Joint Employer with Subsidiary for Employment Claims, Court Rules

February 23, 2018

A foreign parent company can be held jointly liable for employment claims against its U.S. subsidiary, a federal district court has held. Middlebrooks v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., No. 17-00412 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 1, 2018). The employee brought claims against his former employer, Teva USA, and its parent company, Teva Israel, alleging... Read More

February 22, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Narrows Dodd-Frank Act Whistleblower Protections

February 22, 2018

The anti-retaliation provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 protects only employees who complain directly to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Supreme Court has held in a unanimous decision. Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers, No. 16-1276 (Feb. 21, 2018). The Court... Read More

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