The Insurance Family Blog

Employment Practices Liability Insurance

Posted by Susie Scherff on October 27, 2011 at 7:00 AM

Hiring and firing decisions are legal minefields that are best navigated by the use of Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI). It is important that your business (restaurant owners, auto services and garages, property management firms are some of the specializations at Sutherland-Scherff) have clear policies that are applied consistently to each employee.  Such policies must directly relate to the duties of their job.  Do you know what type of decisions could trigger a claim?  For example, is it legal to terminate:

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Topics: EPLI, auto service insurance, Employment practices liability insurance, California Restaurant Association, EPLI for restaurants, employment risk management, best practices for employment practices

Restaurant Hiring Practices Bring Scrutiny

Posted by Susie Scherff on October 17, 2011 at 12:34 PM

Recently a national restaurant chain was hit with a lawsuit from the U.S. EEOC alleging that the chain’s hiring practices discriminated against older workers.  At Sutherland-Scherff we specialize in restaurants and take a wide view of the risks facing your business. 

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Topics: Restaurant, EPLI, employment law, employment practices, age discrimination, Employment practices liability insurance, restaurant law, restaurant hiring practices

What Type of Business Insurance Do I Need?

Posted by Susie Scherff on March 5, 2011 at 10:44 AM

Whether you own a restaurant, retail store, auto repair shop or law firm, there are basic business insurance coverages that apply to all businesses.  Most businesses need to consider at least the following types of insurance. 

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Topics: Business Personal Property, Business Insurance, EPLI, General Liability