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Keep Your Shirts On: Wage & Hour Coverage Arriving Just in Time

For some larger buyers W&H insurance is available, with the hopes that coverage could be extended to all

Wage & Hour litigation outpaced all other types of employment class actions in 2012, and W&H-related ruling from state and federal courts more than tripled decisions for class actions for employment discrimination or Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) combined.
Wage & Hour litigation outpaced all other types of employment class actions in 2012, and W&H-related ruling from state and federal courts more than tripled decisions for class actions for employment discrimination or Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) combined.

To the delight of those able to afford it, several markets now exist for companies looking to insure Wage and Hour (W&H) risk, which is one of if not the largest employment-related exposures in the U.S. 

“Carriers are beginning to dip their toe in,” says Gerald L. Maatman Jr., a partner in Seyfarth Shaw, a leading national employment and labor law firm. “They are beginning to warm up to the idea.”

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