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Product shields employers from wage and hour lawsuits


Beazley P.L.C. said Tuesday that it has launched Beazley Workplace Protect, a policy that protects employers accused of denying employees appropriate compensation under U.S. labor laws.

According to London-based Beazley, wage and hour lawsuits are on the rise due to new employment practices and the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S Department of Labor issuing new guidance.

Beazley Workplace Protect provides employers wage and hour coverage and employment practices liability insurance for discrimination allegations, harassment and retaliation, and privacy violations. The coverage also includes outside directors and third-party wrongful acts, according to a Beazley statement.

Additionally, Beazley Workplace Protect customers are given access to online platform BeazleySure, which provides policyholders risk management support. This includes sexual harassment prevention training, a telephone hotline, and procedures in English and Spanish, according to the statement.

“Today even the most informed and diligent employer runs the risk of a legal challenge from either collective actions or individual employees. We have designed Beazley Workplace Protect to safeguard organizations from well-established risks such as harassment and discrimination, along with emerging threats arising from the continuing structural changes to the U.S. labor market,” Wayne Imrie, London-based management liability underwriter, said in the statement.

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