9th Annual

Employment Practices Liability Insurance

Monday, February 02, 2004

About

Dear Colleague:

There have been significant developments in employment law in the past year - and they are already having a major impact on the EPLI market.

Four decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court interpreted major federal statutes governing the workplace - and three of the four cases resulted in plaintiff-friendly rulings. The Court's three blockbuster rulings - on punitive damages, the rights of homosexuals and affirmative action - will also have significant implications for workplace litigation.

As well, new coverage areas are presenting high exposures - and class action suits are continuing to explode. Now, more than ever, insurance professionals and attorneys need to be up-to-date on the latest developments.

The 9th Annual American Conference Institute Employment Practices Liability Insurance publication brought together, once again, an outstanding panel of the top insurance industry executives, in-house counsel, judges active in EPL cases, leading EPL attorneys, EEOC representatives and risk management professionals. They provided you with invaluable information and their insights on:

  • Critical market trends: premiums, coverage and costs
  • Practical impact of this year's U.S. Supreme Court employment law decisions
  • The EEOC perspective: recent claims history and predictions
  • How to stay competitive in the 2004 EPLI marketplace
  • How to effectively handle and manage nationwide EPLI programs, claims and litigation losses
  • How to use statistical audits of employment practices to make a case
  • Minimizing the risk of retaliation and whistleblowing claims

Contents & Contributors

About

Dear Colleague:

There have been significant developments in employment law in the past year - and they are already having a major impact on the EPLI market.

Four decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court interpreted major federal statutes governing the workplace - and three of the four cases resulted in plaintiff-friendly rulings. The Court's three blockbuster rulings - on punitive damages, the rights of homosexuals and affirmative action - will also have significant implications for workplace litigation.

As well, new coverage areas are presenting high exposures - and class action suits are continuing to explode. Now, more than ever, insurance professionals and attorneys need to be up-to-date on the latest developments.

The 9th Annual American Conference Institute Employment Practices Liability Insurance publication brought together, once again, an outstanding panel of the top insurance industry executives, in-house counsel, judges active in EPL cases, leading EPL attorneys, EEOC representatives and risk management professionals. They provided you with invaluable information and their insights on:

  • Critical market trends: premiums, coverage and costs
  • Practical impact of this year's U.S. Supreme Court employment law decisions
  • The EEOC perspective: recent claims history and predictions
  • How to stay competitive in the 2004 EPLI marketplace
  • How to effectively handle and manage nationwide EPLI programs, claims and litigation losses
  • How to use statistical audits of employment practices to make a case
  • Minimizing the risk of retaliation and whistleblowing claims

Contents & Contributors

THE BETTERLEY REPORT: THE STATE OF THE EPLI MARKET FOR 2004
Richard S. Betterley, Betterley Risk Consultants, Inc.

STAYING COMPETITIVE IN THE 2004 EPLI MARKETPLACE: NEW TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS
Lucy Ann Galioto, National Union Fire Insurance Company

STAYING COMPETITIVE IN THE 2004 EPLI MARKETPLACE
Richard V. Rupp, Professional Indemnity Agency

LEGAL RISK MANAGEMENT AND EPLI CLAIMS HANDLING STRATEGIES FOR THE COST-EFFECTIVE DEFENSE OF EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION PROBLEMS
Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Seyfarth Shaw
Robert McGrath, Lexington Insurance Company

EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES LIABILITY INSURANCE CLAIMS HANDLING CONSIDERATIONS: A CLAIM'S COUNSEL COMMENTARY
Scott R. Schaffer, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

HOW TO ASSERT AND HANDLE DENIALS OF COVERAGE: TIPS, TRAPS AND TECHNIQUES
Leonard S. Surdyk, Mandell Menkes & Surdyk, LLC

THE IMPACT OF THE U.S. SUPREME COURT'S DECISIONS IN 2003 ON EMPLOYERS AND INSURERS
Raymond T. Mak, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

BEHIND ENEMY LINES: THE PLAINTIFF'S PERSPECTIVE
Stephen H. Kahn, Kahn Opton

MANAGING AND USING EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION: TODAY'S ARMOR OR TROJAN HORSE?
Bernard R. Siskin, Ph.D., LECG

PREVENTING THE COLLATERAL CLAIM: RETALIATION AND WHISTLEBLOWER CLAIMS
Paul J. Siegel, Jackson Lewis LLP

RETALIATION & SUMMARY JUDGMENT
Paul I. Weiner, Weiner & Katz, LLC

WHAT'S NEW IN EMPLOYMENT CLASS ACTIONS?
Paul J. Siegel, Jackson Lewis LLP

DEFENSE PERSPECTIVES ON MULTI-PARTY AND CLASS ACTION EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: SIGNIFICANT DECISIONS IN 2003, THE "END GAME" OF SETTLEMENTS AND JUDGMENTS, AND HOW TO REDUCE THE RISK OF CLASS CASES IN THE FIRST PLACE
Charles C. Jackson, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT COLLECTIVE AND WAGE AND HOUR CLASS ACTIONS
Alison B. Marshall, Jones Day

EMPLOYMENT LAW IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM: HOW RECENT CASES HAVE CHANGED THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY
Mercedes Colwin, L'Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, LLP

SEXUAL HARASSMENT, SEXUAL DISCRIMINATION AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION: WHAT'S NEW?
Eric Drieband, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Wade E. Ballard, Edwards, Ballard, Bishop, Sturm, Clark & Keim, P.A.

EPLI WORKSHOP ON IMPROVING, TESTING, AND ASSESSING YOUR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES COMPLIANCE PROGRAM HR PROFESSIONAL'S DESK REFERENCE GUIDE
Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Seyfarth Shaw

ENFORCEMENT GUIDANCE: REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION AND UNDUE HARDSHIP UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
Katherine Bissell, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

ENFORCEMENT GUIDANCE: VICARIOUS EMPLOYER LIABILITY FOR UNLAWFUL HARASSMENT BY SUPERVISORS
Katherine Bissell, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission



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