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How insurance industry employers can navigate the new white-collar overtime rules: turning legal challenge into business opportunity
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2015

As most insurance industry employers are probably aware by now, the Department of Labor has proposed revisions to its regulations that seek to


Agents can’t insure class treatment varied experiences require decertification
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 6 2015

Last week, a federal district court decertified a Rule 23 class of more than 1,000 insurance agents who claimed that Bankers Life and Casualty Co


Arizona District Court certifies class of lesbian and gay state employees in denial of benefits case
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • December 27 2013

On December 23, 2013, in Diaz, et al. V. Brewer, Case No. 09-CV-2402 (D. Ariz. Dec. 23, 2013), the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona


California Court of Appeal provides roadmap on the proper classification of independent contractors
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 5 2012

Insurance agents and other types of salespeople with the discretion to determine when, how, and whether to sell a company’s products may properly be classified as independent contractors, according to the California Court of Appeal’s recent holding in Arnold v. Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company the first California decision to detail the circumstances under which insurance agents, and potentially other types of salespeople, may be classified as independent contractors


California labor and employment legislation alert
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2011

The first half of the 2011-12 Regular Session of the California Legislature has concluded


District court creates conflict between insurer and insured over safety inspection reports
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2011

In July 2010, OSHA began an inspection of Haasbach, LLC following the death of two teenage workers at a Mt. Carroll, Illinois grain elevator


Court of appeal rejects application of “administrativeproduction worker dichotomy” and holds that insurance claims adjusters can be exempt
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2011

On February 24, 2011, the California Court of Appeal certified for publication its decision in Hodge v. AON Insurance Services, et al


Company president denied insurance coverage for sexual harassment claim
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • December 15 2010

In Manganella v. Evanston Insurance Company, the District Court ruled that employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) precluded coverage of a sexual harassment claim against a company president where the policy contained an exclusion for intentional acts and an arbitration decision found that the president had willfully violated the Company’s harassment policy


Workers’ compensation insurance agreement dispute resolution
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2010

This bill would have required agreements governing disputes between California employers and their workers' compensation insurance carriers, over claims arising in California, be resolved in California and according to California law unless otherwise agreed by the parties at the time of the original contract establishing the insurance coverage


Workers’ compensation insurance agreement dispute resolution AB 2490 Jones
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 10 2010

This bill would require agreements governing disputes between California employers and their workers' compensation insurance carriers, over claims arising in California, be resolved in California and according to California law unless otherwise agreed by the parties at the time of the original contract establishing the insurance coverage