While an explosion in wage-and-hour lawsuits may bring more employers to the doors of their employment practices liability insurance carriers, in most cases, those seeking coverage for settlement costs will be out of luck, experts say. Most carriers remain dead set against providing coverage for settling employee suits in which workers allege violations of federal or state laws governing how they are paid.

In addition, while some carriers provide limited coverage for the costs of defending such suits, not everyone agrees the coverage grants are really adding protection for employers.

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