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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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May 17, 2019

The EPL Insurance Advisor – May 2019

May 17, 2019

To assist underwriters and claims professionals in assessing emerging employment risks, we are pleased to provide the first issue of our newsletter. The EPL Insurance Advisor highlights topical issues in claims, defenses, and liability risk management developments. 2019 EPLI Trends Report – What Analysts and Underwriters Should... Read More

May 15, 2019

EPLI Trends, Sexual Harassment Claims, and Planning for 2019

May 15, 2019

As workplace laws continue to evolve, the potential risk exposure is increasing. Jackson Lewis prepared this trends overview to help assess the current workplace law landscape in the #MeToo era and the wave of agency charges, latest claims, and new laws.  Highlights include: Pay Equity Lawsuits: The Next Wave of Litigation... Read More

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New York State Further Expands Anti-Discrimination Laws
June 26, 2019

In addition to the laws expanding sexual harassment liability, the New York State Legislature also passed last week three laws that will bar employers from inquiring about applicants’ salary history, prohibit wage differentials based on protected class status, and ban race discrimination based on hairstyle.  For a complete review, s Read More

Significant Expansion of Harassment Laws in New York State
June 25, 2019

Employers in New York State will soon be faced with greater potential liability for sexual harassment under legislation passed last week.  The same law contains a variety of other changes governing workplace harassment.  For a complete summary see our article by clicking here.… Read More

Washington Supreme Court Confirms Higher Standard for Harassment at a “Place of Public Accommodation”
June 25, 2019

Under the Washington State Law Against Discrimination (“WLAD”), the statute prohibits “places of public accommodation” discriminating against individuals on the basis of sex, race, national origin, and sexual orientation. RCW 49.60.215. Read More