21st National Conference on

Employment Practices Liability Insurance

The Mid-Year Chicago Installment on Identifying New Opportunities in the EPLI Market, Minimizing Exposure to EPL Risks, Defending Against the Newest Claims, and Reducing Litigation and Settlement Costs

Monday, June 23 to Tuesday, June 24, 2014
InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL

American Conference Institute’s

21st National Conference on 


June 23–24, 2014 | InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile  Chicago, IL

The program has been revamped and updated to include enhanced industry perspectives, and account for new developments, strategies and industry trends. Sessions include:

  • The evolution of EPLI policies: views from the brokers, carriers and in-house counsel on underwriting, claims trends, minimizing claims, handling mixed coverage, controlling costs and the current pulse of the EPLI marketplace
  • Case law (including U.S. Supreme Court) updates regarding coverage underlying workplace class actions and EPL, new legislation rules/proposals, EEOC and NLRB scrutiny, defending EPL claims through the federal and state agencies, and adapting to expanded regulatory and enforcement efforts in an aggressive multi-agency environment
  • The impact of social media in the workplace, including in hiring and firing decisions: benchmarking best practices and policies in today’s cyber-culture
  • Criminal background check practices as a basis for scrutiny and its impact on EPLI
  • Concealed carry, medical marijuana and same-sex marriage: the implications for employers and coverage
  • Current trends in workplace harassment and discrimination and how to reduce exposure: workplace bullying, transgender, gender stereotyping, caregiver status, race, age and beyond
  • FMLA and ADA interaction/increased claims and continued guidance on the Amended Americans with Disabilities Act and its impact in the EPLI realm: the definition of a disability, what constitutes a “reasonable accommodation” and minimizing exposure to disability discrimination claims
  • Retaliation and whistleblowing claims: underwriting coverage in light of recent case law, managing the risks through employment policies, reporting processes for employee complaints & internal investigations, and litigating a retaliation lawsuit (dismissal, summary judgment, attorney fees and trial)
  • The current status of wage & hour and EPLI: assessing how the market has responded to coverage needs (what’s now available from an insurance perspective?) and best practices for mitigating exposure to claims
  • EPL risk management analysis and best practices: everything insureds and insurers need to know including early case management, early case resolution, and risk avoidance
  • The triangular relationship of carriers, insureds, and defense counsel: defending an EPL claim, litigation guidelines and billing, settlement and agendas, coverage issues, cost effective ways to work together, minimizing ethical issues, and more
  • Negotiation, mediation and arbitration (including overseas arbitration) of EPL claims: strategies and techniques for engaging in successful alternative dispute resolutions

This event will fill up quickly, so register now by calling 1-888-224-2480, faxing your registration form to 1-877-927-1563 or online.