Dear Valued Customer, It is too early to know the full extent of lawsuits resulting from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but come they will. We anticipate OSHA claims in the coming months, claims to do with the Family & Medial Leave Act, (FMLA), the Fair Standards Act, (FLSA), wrongful termination claims, and more.…

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My colleague, Jason Rubinstein, recently wrote a piece highlighting potential impacts the coronavirus pandemic might have on various commercial lines of insurance.  Though too early to know the full extent of resulting lawsuits, it is only a matter of time before employers start to see claims by current or former employees stemming from issues related to…

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Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) could face a higher risk of discrimination claims and employment practices liability (EPL) lawsuits when their employees return to work once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. There are multiple factors exacerbating EPL risk amid the coronavirus pandemic. Many SMBs were forced to close their doors for two months or longer during…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced employers across the country to rapidly make numerous and significant decisions about how to manage their business in this unprecedented time. Employers have had to quickly develop and implement policies and procedures addressing remote work, layoffs, furloughs, pay cuts, workplace conditions, and a host of other issues. Not surprisingly, we’re…

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