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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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April 20, 2018

Brazilian Labor Courts Continue to Emphasize Importance of Non-Compete Clause Limitations

April 20, 2018

A recent Brazilian labor court ruling clarified the procedural requirements for employers drafting non-compete clauses in employment agreements. Although the Brazilian Federal Constitution establishes “freedom of work,” and the Brazilian Industrial Property Law (Law 9.279/1996) prevents an employee from disclosing an employer’s... Read More

April 18, 2018

Massachusetts Equal Pay Act Calculation Tool: What Employers Need to Know

April 18, 2018

Ever since Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the state Equal Pay Act (MEPA) on August 1, 2016, employers have been seeking direction on how employee pay should be analyzed to withstand scrutiny under the new law. MEPA goes into effect on July 1, 2018. On March 1, 2018, the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General (OAG)... Read More

April 18, 2018

Massachusetts Adjusts Limits on Employer Inquiries into Job Applicants’ Criminal History

April 18, 2018

A provision in the Massachusetts criminal justice reform law signed by Governor Charlie Baker amends the state’s restrictions on the questions employers may ask a job applicant regarding the applicant’s criminal history during the hiring process. The new restrictions include an adjusted limitation on asking about misdemeanor convictions... Read More

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