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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 State Commissioner of Labor Testifies On Combatting Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
February 15, 2019

As if the current legal environment for employers and their insurance carriers was not sufficiently challenging, state legislatures are considering bills, inter alia, to expand the definition of a hostile work environment, to expand coverage of anti-discrimination and harassment laws to independent contractors, to increase penalties for h Read More

Court Confirms Employer Can Be Liable For Harassment By Non-Employee
February 8, 2019

Faced with a question not yet addressed by the Third Circuit, a federal judge in Pennsylvania found an employer, as well as individual managers, may be held liable for an employee’s claim of a hostile work environment based on conduct by a non-employee who had regular contact with the employee. Hewitt v. BS Transp. Read More

Recently Enacted New Jersey Law Calls Non-Disclosure Agreements Into Question
February 6, 2019

An amendment to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination to prohibit enforcement of non-disclosure provisions in certain agreements, including employment contracts and settlement agreements, has been passed by the New Jersey Legislature.  For complete details, see the article by our colleagues by clicking here.… Read More