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Insurance Defense Counsel a New Target of Legal Malpractice Claims

The size of payouts for legal malpractice claims reached an all-time high last year, and for the first time some of those claims were made by insurers against the defense attorneys they hire to represent their insureds, according to a …

Remote Working Causes Cyber Attacks to Skyrocket, Says Financial Stability Board

Financial firms may need to bolster their defenses in the face of rocketing cyber attacks after employees began working from home, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) said on Tuesday. The FSB, which coordinates financial rules for the G20 group of …

Viewpoint: How Zoom and the ‘Quarantine 15’ Created a Perfect Storm for Soft Tissue Injuries

In a normal year, work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), also known as soft tissue injuries, account for roughly 34% of lost work-days in the U.S. and one-third of the dollars spent on workers compensation claims. But this was anything but a …

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 …

Labor Dept. Offers Overtime Guidance to Employers With Remote Workers

The U.S. Labor Department is reminding employers that they must make a reasonable effort to keep track of all hours worked by non-exempt employees — even those working varied hours from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The department’s Wage …