The 500-Pound Retaliation Case

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Possibly the most widely read legal story of the new year involves a custom auto repair shop employee who had a falling out with his […]

New World Of Risk For Power Industry, Alternative Or Not

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The evolution of power generation to cleaner and smarter systems is often portrayed as smooth and relatively risk-free, but in fact the industry is facing […]

“Sigh Of Relief” As Supreme Court Takes Up PAGA Case

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With the Supreme Court granting certiorari in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana, California employers “who have been plagued by the filing of boilerplate PAGA […]

Gig Work Showdown Looms In ‘22

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In November 2020, California’s Proposition 22 passed with 59 percent of the vote, enabling companies like Lyft, Uber and Instacart to classify their drivers as […]

Bribery Crackdown In China

A new anti-bribery Guideline has been issued by China’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. The banner rule: Companies and individuals that are discovered to have […]

What Employers Need To Know About Masks

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A post from law firm Littler addresses what is obviously a fluid and rapidly evolving situation, listing what’s required as well as what is recommended […]

Using AI And ML To Reduce Supply Chain Risk: Know What You’re Looking For

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Existing technology – specifically artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) – can in theory be used to reduce inefficiencies in supply chains, but you […]

See-Saw Battle In Largest Ever U.S. Tort Case

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Days after a federal jury in Florida found 3M liable for $22.5 million in a “bellwether” case alleging problems with ear plugs formerly manufactured by […]

A Key Word For Risk Managers In 2022

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Calling 2021 “an extremely weird and trying year” and predicting more of the same for 2022, a writer from insurer Zurich North America says the […]

A Pitch for Parametric Disaster Insurance

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With extreme climate-related events the new normal, both carriers and insureds are scrambling to find solutions. Most involve what are intended to be more efficient […]

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