Perceptions of Insurance Fraud

I recently attended a presentation from Sean Clifford, Colorado First Assistant Attorney General, concerning insurance fraud and found some of the presented statistics very interesting. The statistics presented were what Americans’ perceptions were of insurance fraud. -One out of five adult Americans (about 45 million people) believe it is ok to defraud insurers (insurance companies or providers). -Nearly one of …

Litigation & EEOC claims

Let’s face it, litigation is a fact we all have to deal with.  And, if you are a business owner, chances are even greater that at some point in your career you will be directly impacted.  Lora Manternach, Benefits Administrator for StaffScapes, Inc. recently attended a legal updates seminar presented by Fisher & Phillips, LLP.  Here’s a few key statistics …

STRATEGIES FOR AVOIDING EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION

Nothing can derail a healthy balance sheet faster than the cost of defending an unexpected lawsuit. Prudent companies carry liability insurance and budget a certain amount for legal expenses, but a type of litigation that often catches small businesses by surprise is the area of employee lawsuits — and they’re on the rise. As a growing number of employees and …

New Cause for Concern: State Overtime Compliance Litigation

Litigation is on the rise for state overtime compliance. CCH Human Resources Management reports that claims of state overtime violations are increasing due to the attention that the new white-collar regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) received. The change caused many plaintiff’s attorneys to focus their efforts on the differences between the federal and state requirements. Steven S. …