"employment practices liability" Archives

  1. Proposed Overtime Rule

    Earlier this year the Department of Labor issued a proposed overtime rule. It would establish new salary thresholds for the “white collar” exemptions to the overtime payment requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under the proposed overtime rule, the salary threshold would increase from $23,660 to $35,308 per year. The proposed rule would […]

  2. HIPAA’s new FAQs about Health and Wellness Apps and Your PHI

    Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a set of FAQs from the Office of Civil Rights. HIPAA’s new FAQs are meant to address the HIPAA right of access as it relates to health and wellness apps designated for use by patients and application programming interfaces (APIs) used by providers’ electronic health […]

  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Employee Lawsuits – A Growing Threat to Business Owners

    by talessandra

    Employee lawsuits are growing in frequency and severity across California. Yet most businesses haven’t taken steps to protect themselves. Coverage for traditional risks like fire damage is commonplace, but liability coverage for employee lawsuits is often overlooked, even though these types of lawsuits now occur ten times as frequently as fire damage. If your organization […]

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