Last week, I had the opportunity to listen in on an informative CLE program sponsored by the Practicing Law Institute on video mediation. I’ve already participated in several of these mediations and have started incorporating them into the mediations that I do for other attorneys.

The term “video mediation” is still a work in progress.

Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) is, at times, viewed by some employers as a way to control costs.  (For a primer on EPLI, check out my prior posts here and here.) Why? Because employers believe that these policies will cover all of their wrongful discharge claims and the insurer will not read its policy narrowly

In recent years, some employers have turned to EPLI (or employment practices liability insurance) to help control their costs. Some find it useful, others do not. But one important part of having the insurance is making sure it applies when you actually have a claim.

A recent federal court case highlights the importance of notifying the insurer of the claims