Written by Suzanne Craig and Sarah Wood on February 1st, 2019

Employee Class Actions – New Claims in the Flexible Employment Economy

With the growth of the gig economy and its reliance on pools of “on demand” workers, there has been a surge in related employee class actions.  Unions have a large incentive to be involved in these disputes and have prevailed in a number of recent decisions.  EPL policies, not originally designed with new forms of pleading in mind, should be stress-tested to check the extent of coverage they provide.  

In this article, Wotton+Kearney partner Suzanne Craig and Special Counsel Sarah Wood analyze this trend of global proportions and discuss its ramifications to insurance carriers and their insureds.

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