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Rise in Wage and Hour Claims Unlikely to Change, Warns Advisen White Paper

Litigation of wage and hour claims has risen 58 percent between 2013 and 2015, according to insurance research provider Advisen Ltd. With the government’s expansion of employees entitled to overtime pay and the expanded definition of an employee, there is …

Medical Marijuana User Sues Rhode Island Firm for Refusing to Hire Her

A graduate student is suing a Rhode Island textile company after it refused to hire her for a two-month internship because she uses medical marijuana to treat debilitating migraines. Christine Callaghan, a University of Rhode Island textiles student, on Wednesday …

Lessons for Employers and Insurers in the Wake of the Sandusky/Penn State Scandal

The Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State University leaves in its wake an avalanche of repercussions specific to the area of employer and insurance liability. According to national news reports, Penn State recently settled with 26 men who alleged that …