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Employers Navigate Various State, Local Laws to Stay Compliant

Businesses risk employment practices claims if they don’t stay on top of changing state and municipal employment laws, according to Chris Williams, Employment Practices product manager for Travelers. In an interview with Claims Journal, Williams says firms with multiple locations …

Littler: Employers Caught in Tangled Web of Federal, State and Local Laws

Changes occurring in Washington, D.C., and in local governments – combined with technological advances and shifts in how work is performed – is creating an unprecedented level of uncertainty in the workplace, according to a survey by Littler, a global …

Employee Practices Lawsuits Continue to Increase

As the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission continues its aggressive enforcement against all forms of workplace harassment, a recent study suggests employment practices litigation is on the rise. A new study of employee charge trends by global specialty insurer Hiscox found …

Commercial Insurance Prices Continue Steady Increase, Towers Watson Survey Shows

Commercial insurance prices rose by 6 percent in aggregate during the second quarter of 2013, marking the 10th consecutive quarter of price increases, according to the latest Commercial Lines Insurance Pricing Survey (CLIPS) conducted by global professional services company Towers …

Medical Marijuana Raises Questions for Businesses

If Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signs recently passed legislation legalizing medical marijuana, some say it will raise serious questions on everything from the hiring and firing of job applicants to the use of a federally controlled and illegal substance in …

Commercial Insurance Prices Increase for the Eighth Straight Quarter

Commercial insurance prices rose by almost 7 percent in aggregate during the fourth quarter of 2012, marking the eighth consecutive quarter of price increases and the fourth showing increases across every line surveyed, according to the latest Commercial Lines Insurance …

Commercial Insurance Prices Rise as Carriers’ Loss Ratios Improve

Commercial insurance prices in aggregate increased by 6 percent during the third quarter of 2012. This marked the seventh consecutive quarter that aggregate prices for all commercial lines rose, according to the new Commercial Lines Insurance Pricing Survey (CLIPS). The …

Top 25 Workplace Harassment, Bias Settlements

In honor of National Boss Day, eBossWatch, which enables people to anonymously rate their bosses and evaluate potential employers, has released a study on workplace harassment and discrimination charges that it says are costing employers a “shocking” amount of money. …