8th Annual

Employment Practices Liability Insurance

Thursday, February 06, 2003

About

The EPLI market is under siege. As defense costs and claim values continue their upward spiral and the market tightens, carriers are fighting to keep EPLI profitable by honing their underwriting process to minimize the risk and properly price the coverage. They are increasing premiums and deductibles, thereby effectively shifting the costs to the insureds. On the other side of the equation, employers are trying to combat skyrocketing costs by evaluating the need for such EPLI coverage and the alternatives.

On the legal front, Courts have provided guidance to employers concerning preventative risk management measures, procedures to deny employment claims and defenses to employment matters. In addition, noteworthy trends have developed in single and class action employment cases, making them more prevalent and expensive than ever.

It is a tough market out there. To be profitable, it is imperative for anyone involved in EPL coverage to be up to speed on the latest developments and trends in the law, claims activity and new products for the latest exposures.

The American Conference Institute's Eighth Annual Employment Practices Liability Insurance conference materials will provide you with up-to-minute information and thoughtful commentary and analysis on the critical issues affecting EPLI today. Once again, this highly rated annual event brought together expert judges, attorneys, insurance professionals and in-house counsel to provide invaluable information and insight on the latest and critical issues in EPLI including:
  • Due diligence and pricing of EPLI
  • The current issue of mass lay-offs: preventing and handling the attendant claims
  • Plaintiff vs. Defendant on employment class actions
  • Presenting a winning defense: setting it up and laying it out
  • Mitigating defense costs in an increasingly expensive arena
  • Feedback from the market: how is EPLI evolving?
  • Using ADR to resolve or settle an employment case to your benefit
Whether you are an insurance industry executive, underwriter, broker, corporate counsel, risk manager or employment attorney, you cannot afford to miss the most comprehensive and advanced Employment Practices Liability Insurance conference materials of the year!

Contents & Contributors

About

The EPLI market is under siege. As defense costs and claim values continue their upward spiral and the market tightens, carriers are fighting to keep EPLI profitable by honing their underwriting process to minimize the risk and properly price the coverage. They are increasing premiums and deductibles, thereby effectively shifting the costs to the insureds. On the other side of the equation, employers are trying to combat skyrocketing costs by evaluating the need for such EPLI coverage and the alternatives.

On the legal front, Courts have provided guidance to employers concerning preventative risk management measures, procedures to deny employment claims and defenses to employment matters. In addition, noteworthy trends have developed in single and class action employment cases, making them more prevalent and expensive than ever.

It is a tough market out there. To be profitable, it is imperative for anyone involved in EPL coverage to be up to speed on the latest developments and trends in the law, claims activity and new products for the latest exposures.

The American Conference Institute's Eighth Annual Employment Practices Liability Insurance conference materials will provide you with up-to-minute information and thoughtful commentary and analysis on the critical issues affecting EPLI today. Once again, this highly rated annual event brought together expert judges, attorneys, insurance professionals and in-house counsel to provide invaluable information and insight on the latest and critical issues in EPLI including:
  • Due diligence and pricing of EPLI
  • The current issue of mass lay-offs: preventing and handling the attendant claims
  • Plaintiff vs. Defendant on employment class actions
  • Presenting a winning defense: setting it up and laying it out
  • Mitigating defense costs in an increasingly expensive arena
  • Feedback from the market: how is EPLI evolving?
  • Using ADR to resolve or settle an employment case to your benefit
Whether you are an insurance industry executive, underwriter, broker, corporate counsel, risk manager or employment attorney, you cannot afford to miss the most comprehensive and advanced Employment Practices Liability Insurance conference materials of the year!

Contents & Contributors

THE BETTERLEY REPORT 2002: THE STATE OF THE EPLI MARKET FOR 2003
Richard S. Betterley, Betterley Risk Consultants, Inc. (Sterling, MA)

THE CURRENT STATE OF EMPLOYMENT LAW IN 2003
Mercedes Colwin, L'Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini (Garden City, NY)

TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN EMPLOYMENT CLAIMS AND LITIGATION
Leslie Ann Lajewski, Grotta, Glassman & Hoffman (Roseland, NJ)

BREAKING NEW GROUND: TEN TRENDS FROM THE NEW CALIFORNIA LAWS
Jeffrey M. Tanenbaum, Littler Mendelson (San Francisco, CA)

DOWNSIZING: CONDUCTING REDUCTIONS IN FORCE WHILE MINIMIZING THE RISK OF LITIGATION
Paul J. Siegel, Jackson, Lewis, Schnitzler & Krupman (Woodbury, NJ)

NOVEL AND PREEMPTIVE RISK MANAGEMENT: WHAT'S WORKING AND WHAT ISN'T
Janet Bashen, Bashen Consulting (Houston, TX)

NOVEL AND PREEMPTIVE RISK MANAGEMENT: STRATEGIES FOR MAKING EPLI BOOKS PROFITABLE
Karen A. Callanan, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company (Nevato, CA)
Robin Symons, Ford & Harrison (Miami, FL)

HOLDING THE LINE ON DEFENSE COSTS: BUDGETS, GUIDELINES AND PROACTIVE CASE MANAGEMENT
Gretchen Sievers, Royal & SunAlliance (Chicago, IL)
Leonard Surdyk, Mandell, Menkes & Surdyk (Chicago, IL)

COVERAGE DENIAL AND THE ASSERTION OF A RESERVATION OF RIGHTS
Mark Kollar, Edgewater Holding, Ltd. (Chicago, IL)
Jeffrey A. Siderius, Morse & Bolduc (Chicago, IL)

HANDLING SOME COMMON COVERAGE ISSUES ARISING FROM EPLI INSURANCE
R. Patrick White, Buckley King (Atlanta, GA)
Christopher Enloe, Buckley King (Atlanta, GA)

A BROKER'S "BIRD'S EYE" VIEW OF THE EPLI MARKET
Judith McElya, McGriff, Seibels & Williams of Texas, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Thomas Hams, Aon Financial Services Group (Chicago, IL)

CLASS ACTIONS LITIGATION TO CHANGE BEHAVIOR
Stephen H. Kahn, Kahn Opton (New York, NY and Fort Lee, NJ)

DEFENSE OF MULTI-PARTY AND CLASS ACTION EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES LIABILITY LITIGATION
Steven J. Lewengrub, Spherion Corporation (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Seyfarth Shaw (Chicago, IL)

REDUCING INSURERS & INSUREDS RISK: LEVERAGING PROCESS & TECHNOLOGY
Ken Thrasher, Complí (Portland, OR)

COURT-ANNEXED MEDIATION OF EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES
Shea Lukacsko, Grotta, Glassman & Hoffman (Roseland, NJ)

EMPLOYMENT ARBITRATION: ACCESS TO JUSTICE
Florence Peterson, American Arbitration Association (New York, NY)


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