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COVID Exposing Small Businesses to ‘Staggering’ Number of Employment Lawsuits

A disproportionate share of employment lawsuits related to COVID-19 have been filed against small businesses, reversing the usual trend of the deepest pockets attracting the most litigation. The Fisher Phillips law firm discovered when it updated its COVID-19 employment law …

New Laws in Calif., Colo., Mich., Ore. and La. to Impact Claims Professionals

Legislation that creates potential for more employment law claims in California and a measure that may give attorneys a new tool to extract larger settlements from Colorado auto insurers are among new laws that will impact insurance claims professionals in …

Boards End Era Of Impunity for ‘Skirt-Chasers,’ McDonald’s Firing Shows

NEW YORK — Directors of U.S. companies are increasingly showing zero tolerance for executives’ sexual relationships with employees, even consensual ones, an attitude shift evident in McDonald’s Corp’s dismissal of CEO Steve Easterbrook this week. Boards of directors in a …

Commission Ruling Adds to Pressure for National Workplace Violence Prevention Standard

A federal commission decision that an employer had a duty to protect a social services worker who was stabbed to death by a client, even though the company did not violate any specific safety standard, reinvigorated advocates who are calling …