31 08, 2016

You Snooze You Sometimes Lose: Court Enforces 6 Month Statute of Limitations with Respect to Section 1981 Claim But Not with Respect to Title VII Claim

By |2016-08-31T08:31:17-05:00August 31, 2016|EPLI, Guest Blog, PL Insurance|0 Comments

Did you know that an agreement shortening the time within which to bring an employment law claim may be enforceable?  Indeed, in Order of United Commercial Travelers of Am. v. Wolfe, 331 U.S. 586, 608, 67 S. Ct. 1355, 91 L. Ed. 1687 (1947), the Supreme Court stated with respect to contracts generally that “in the absence of a controlling statute to the contrary, a provision in a contract may validly limit, between the parties, the time for bringing an action … to a period less than that prescribed in the general statute of limitations, [if] the shorter period [is] [...]

23 02, 2016

Accommodations for Pregnant Workers

By |2016-02-23T09:41:57-06:00February 23, 2016|EPLI, International Conference|0 Comments

From the 2015 PLUS Conference session “The EEOC Trifecta: Pregnancy, Wellness Programs and Background Checks,” Wendy Mellk (Jackson Lewis) and Joanne Lloyd-Bragg (AXIS Professional Lines) discuss the accommodations for pregnant workers, specifically the Young vs. UPS case, and respond to the following question... Why, when the employer accommodated so many, could it not accommodate pregnant women as well? If you are active in the EPL market then you can't afford to miss the 2016 Professional Risk Symposium, April 20 and 21 in Chicago. With a session touching on the EPL exposures of non-profit entities, and another looking at how the NLRB, DOL and EEOC are impacting EPL exposures, [...]

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