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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.


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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EEOC Subpoena of Pattern-Or-Practice Information Based On Individual Charges Upheld
August 5, 2019

Contrary to the U.S. Supreme Court’s restriction of class actions in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 564 U.S. 338 (2011), courts have granted the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) broad power to issue nationwide pattern-or-practice subpoenas even though only individual charges were filed against the employer. Read More

New York State Broadens Its Pay Equity Law
July 11, 2019

On July 10, 2019, the Governor of New York State signed into law a bill extending New York’s pay equity protections to pay differentials based not only on gender, but also those caused by discrimination on the basis of age, race, sexual orientation, disability, and domestic violence victim status.  The bill lowers the burden of...… Read More

Federal Court: Federal Arbitration Act Preempts New York Law Banning Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Claims
July 3, 2019

According to the Southern District of New York, the Federal Arbitration Act preempts the recently enacted New York State law that bars arbitration agreements of sexual harassment cases.   To read a complete analysis of one of the first decisions to rule on this issue, click here.… Read More