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EPLI: Study Shows Female Physicians Face Widespread Workplace Discrimination

Posted on: May 18, 2017 by Chris Murray

Researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) released the findings of a recent study of female physicians and physician mothers from online group, Physicians Moms Group. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, was based on 5,782 survey responses, and found that 77.9% of female physicians and physician mothers experience some type of […] Read More

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Breaking Down EPLI Coverage Options for Your Clients

Posted on: July 14, 2016 by Chris Murray

This year is shaping up to be a challenging one in terms of labor law and employment practices – from changes to minimum wage and overtime protections to large-scale Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) investigations involving broad investigations into areas such as LGBT rights and pregnancy bias claims and increased scrutiny into social media policies. […] Read More

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EPLI: Proposed Wage and Hour Rules Being Contested

Posted on: April 22, 2016 by Chris Murray

As we discussed in previous articles, wage-and-hour disputes continue to be among the top issues in employment-related claims. In fact, during the federal fiscal year 2015, there were 8,781 cases filed, which is an 8% increase over 2014. There are a number of reasons for the uptick, including federal labor regulations, the fight for a […] Read More

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Potential EPLI Exposures: Wearables in the Workplace

Posted on: March 22, 2016 by Chris Murray

Apple Watches and Fitbits are fast-becoming tools in the workplace. Employers view these devices as a way to measure productivity and safety while insurers can use them to track workers’ health indicators and habits. In fact, some companies are already encouraging employees to wear fitness trackers as part of optional corporate wellness programs. Employees can […] Read More

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EPLI: Employers Be Aware of Joint-Employer Standards in Wake of NLRB Ruling

Posted on: October 15, 2015 by Caitlin Morgan

In August, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that a Silicon Valley recycling center was a “joint employer” along with the staffing agency that provided that facility’s workers. This ruling found that companies using workers hired by another business — including temp agencies, contractors and fast-food franchisees — are also responsible for labor violations. […] Read More

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EPLI: Supreme Court Gives Green Light for Pregnancy Discrimination Case to Proceed

Posted on: April 22, 2015 by Caitlin Morgan

The Supreme Court in a 6-3 vote recently revised a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against United Parcel Service (UPS), saying that lower courts had used the wrong standard to determine whether the company had discriminated against one of its drivers. The high court remanded to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider whether summary judgment […] Read More

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EPL: Lawsuits Over Wellness Programs Spark Ire from Employers, Legislators

Posted on: December 10, 2014 by Caitlin Morgan

EPL: Lawsuits Over Wellness Programs Spark Ire from Employers, Legislators   In October we discussed how the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was looking into potential violations by companies with wellness programs, with a couple of lawsuits filed alleging violations under the Americans for Disability Act (ADA) in requiring an employee to take a biometric […] Read More

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Why Employment Practices Liability is Critical for Assisted Living Facilities

Posted on: August 14, 2014 by Caitlin Morgan

  Why Employment Practices Liability is Critical for Assisted Living Facilities An assisted living facility can be vigilant in its hiring and employment practices, implementing strong policies and procedures with a well-run HR department to prevent workplace-related suits such as discrimination and sexual harassment among many other issues. But the reality is that lawsuits occur […] Read More

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Inside the Rise of Wage and Hour Employment Practices Claims

Posted on: July 23, 2014 by Caitlin Morgan

Inside the Rise of Wage and Hour Employment Practices Claims Wage-and-hour employment practices lawsuits have been an escalating threat to companies of all sizes over the past decade. In fact, according to data analyzed by law firm Seyfarth Shaw L.L.P., federal wage-and-hour lawsuits filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) reached a record high […] Read More

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Employment Practices Liability: Obesity and the American Disabilities Act

Posted on: April 25, 2014 by Caitlin Morgan

Employment Practices Liability: Obesity and the American Disabilities Act More than one-third of adults in the United States are obese, according to the American Medical Association (AMA). This is such a major concern for our country that in 2013 the AMA officially recognized and classified obesity as a disease instead of a condition. Obesity-related conditions […] Read More

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