EPLI and the Election - will employer liabilities continue to grow in 2013?
The results of our national and state elections will have a major impact on employers in the year ahead. In the week following the election, Gen Re's EPLI clients and their agents can get some early insight into what is likely to change. On November 14, we are hosting a webinar with Jack McCalmon, a leading employment lawyer and risk manager. Jack will share insights on how the election results may affect small to mid-size employers. Libby Benet, the architect of our EPLI program, will join Jack in reviewing the latest claim trends and offer predictions on what direction those trends will take in 2013. More importantly, we will focus on tools to help employers reduce exposures so they remain compliant and avoid lawsuits.
Mixing politics and the workplace has its own perils.
Did you know that political affiliation and activities can be the basis of a discrimination action in two jurisdictions?
Or that most states require that employers ensure their workers have an opportunity to reach a ballot box, including time off to vote?
To check your state laws, try these sites:
Jackson and Lewis, Permitted Time Off to Vote: http://www.jacksonlewis.com/resources.php?NewsID=4222
Workplace Fairness, Voting Rights:
Watch this space after the election results are in, and we will share out some of the highlights of our webinar.