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Emerging Trends in Employment: Practice Pointers for Minimizing Liability

March 11, 2019

WSHB Partner Alicia Kennon Joins Panel Discussion at 2019 CLM Annual Conference

It has been called a “hot button” or “stress trigger” for businesses, the source of sleepless nights for human resource departments. Insurers on the risk for employment related issues are seeing a rise of certain issues in terms of frequency and severity for this genre of claim. Smart risk management strategies and practice pointers for those charged with management of this genre of claim is top of mind for those on the front lines.

These issues and more will be the subject of a highly anticipated panel exploring the issues trending in employment liability litigation which is taking place during the CLM Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida March 13-15. In an aptly named panel presentation, WSHB partner Alicia Kennon will be sharing sage practice pointers and strategies for managing these issues during the “What’s Trending in EPL” taking center stage on Marcy 14, 2019, at 2 p.m. Joining Alicia is a distinguished panel of industry experts which enjoy critical acclaim in the area of employment, Alona Croteau from CapSpecialty, Angela Lee from Beazley, and Mary Anne Medina from Specialty Group.

“I’m thrilled to be part of this powerful group of women who truly have their collective pulse on employment issues throughout the nation,” said Kennon, who specializes in labor and employment matters. “We will dive down into key developments in this area from the past 12 months and provide cutting edge information on what the future holds for business and carriers in the area of employment claims.”

Kennon’s panel will include strategies for dealing with joint employment issues to wage/hour to the impact of #MeToo on settlement value. In addition, attendees will be captivated by a highlight reel of 2018 employment issues which played out in real time in the media and courtrooms together with practical tips and practice pointers for identifying and mitigating EPL risk in 2019.

Ms. Kennon specializes in the litigation of claims involving employment practices, professional liability, and construction-both defect and catastrophic personal injury. She is a fierce advocate for individual, public, and private clients facing allegations of unfair employment practices, negligence, and products liability. She likewise has a proven track record in her defense of physicians, nurses, hospitals, dentists, optometrists, veterinarians and insurance professionals whose professional credentials and skills have been called into question by former clients and patients. She is widely known for her success in handling complex employment issues, both at the counseling stage and after a legal or administrative process has been initiated, for businesses ranging from small shops to Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Kennon is regarded by peers, clients, mediators, and judges as being a creative pragmatist that is adept at assessing risk and formulating legal strategies that yield positive results for her clients.

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