"EPLI" Archives

  1. Coverage in Action: Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI)

    by Elaine

    From hiring new workers to assigning duties, each of your decisions affects employees in a unique way. Although these actions are critical to running your business, they also create exposures that could lead to costly claims by employees or governmental regulators. Even if they are not warranted, claims for wrongful employment practices can disrupt operations, […]

  2. Common Exposures of Craft Breweries

    Ninety-seven percent of breweries currently operating in the United States are classified as regional craft brewers, microbreweries or brewpubs. This section of the industry differs from more traditional, large-scale brewers, presenting owners with a unique set of risks that must be considered. Premise Liability When you open your property to the general public you are […]

  3. OSHA Recommends the Use of Leading Indicators

    OSHA recently launched a new webpage encouraging safer workplaces through the use of leading indicators. Leading indicators are proactive and preventive measures that can shed light on the effectiveness of safety and health activities, and reveal potential problems in a safety and health program. One example of a leading indicator may be the amount of […]

  4. CALIFORNIA ENACTS STATE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE

    by Elaine

    OVERVIEW On June 28, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a state budget for 2019-2020 that establishes a state individual mandate, effective Jan. 1, 2020. This state-based individual mandate will require California residents to maintain acceptable health coverage or pay a penalty, beginning in 2020. This new mandate was enacted in response to […]

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  5. DOL Enforcement Actions Up and are Expected to Stay That Way

    by Elaine

    U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta recently told the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee that he “fully expects” OSHA inspections to increase once new inspectors are trained. Acosta’s remarks are in line with the significant increase in enforcement actions employers have seen in the past two fiscal years. […]

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  6. The Employee Handbook: Best Defense against Employee Lawsuits

    Writing, reviewing and updating your company’s employee handbook may seem like an arduous and thankless task, but don’t give up. It’s your best defense against employee lawsuits. One key function of any employee handbook is to orient new arrivals to your company, providing answers to frequently asked questions. But it also must serve as a […]

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  7. Know Your Numbers: Coverage Gaps Often Lead to Massive Unanticipated Costs

    Coverage gaps can often prove fatal to organizations of many shapes and sizes. While this is known to many business owners in an abstract sense, we’d like to make it more concrete. How much can it really cost to have gaps in your coverages? Which coverages are most often overlooked? Which are most costly? Two […]

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  8. D&O and E&O – What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

    There are a wide variety of business insurance products on the market today. The complexity increases further in that some of the coverages are really bundles including other types of coverage as well. And the bevy of acronyms can make this process even more challenging. Today we’re discussing D&O and E&O – that’s Directors and […]

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  9. Will Your Business Be Sued for Liability in 2016?

    by talessandra

    Millions of liability-related lawsuits are filed each year, costing businesses billions of dollars. With a median sticker price of over $50,000, each liability suit is like a ticking time-bomb. Though many may be settled outside of court, businesses around the country are crippled every year by the burden of paying legal fees, settlement costs, and […]

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  10. Insurance Solutions Resource Library

    Businesses in the 21st century face a variety of threats, new and old. Business insurance staples are as useful as ever, while newer coverages like cyber liability, employment practices liability, specialty gap coverage insurance, and more are becoming increasingly common and indispensable. Electronic data protection and management alone can open up small businesses to significant […]

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