Posts in Category: Employment Practices

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Social Media and The Workplace 

co-written by Marquerite Irefin and Jennifer H. Gorman, Esq., ABA Insurance Services

With social media everywhere, employers face unique challenges when it comes to their employees’ use and conduct.  Not surprisingly, employees have been known to share information about their employers, including negative statements and damaging information, sometimes hurting the employer’s reputation; however, challenging employee social media posts can be tricky, difficult and potentially illegal.

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Workplace hotlines in the era of Fox News 

by Laura Simmons, HR Director/Employment Practices Liability Claims Manager

In light of the recent events at Fox News, is your company providing and properly maintaining a hotline for employees to call and report harassment, discrimination or other workplace issues? Why would a company pay to provide a hotline and not publicize it to employees? Also, if they knew about it, why wouldn’t employees use this resource?

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Overcoming common misconceptions about Employment Practices Liability Insurance for small businesses 

Some agents and many small business owners are unaware of Employment Practices Liability Insurance (“EPLI”) and its vital role in protecting businesses from costly and time-consuming employment claims. Companies with less than 25 employees make up more than 90% of U.S. companies; HOWEVER, only 7% purchase EPLI coverage.

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Top 10 Ways to Avoid Employment Related Problems 

Employment-related lawsuits are difficult to deal with: emotions run high with personal issues often brought into play. Even when claims are meritless, defense costs can be substantial. The impact on morale and reputation can also be significant. The following tips may help reduce employment-related issues in your business and strengthen your defense if an action is brought.

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Steps to encourage a harassment-free workplace 

Workplace harassment takes on many forms, making it difficult to tell the difference between normal office banter and offensive or unlawful behavior. Most of us agree that we want our workplace to have a friendly and enjoyable environment. There are some practical steps your company can take to encourage a harassment-free environment, protecting it from claims and lawsuits.

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