With the uncertainties during the covid pandemic, a force majeure clause in a contract addresses the unforeseeable circumstances that prevent a party to contract from fulfilling their obligations under the contract.
The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions regarding the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule.
In late December, 2018, the Michigan Legislature passed the Paid Medical Leave Act (PMLA), after a similar ballot proposal on the same issue was approved for the November, 2018 election. There has been considerable confusion among trucking industry employers about how the PMLA affects them. Here are some key points […]
On April 3, 2019, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) informed a U.S. District Court that it will need to extend the employee compensation data reporting on the EEO-1 from May 31, 2019 to September 30, 2019. The EEOC requires employers with more than 100 employees to report the number […]
Private employers with more than 100 employees must annually file a report with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) known as the EEO-1. The window for filing the EEO-1 opens on March 18, 2019 and will close on May 31, 2019. The EEO-1 has historically required company disclosure of […]
Karen Ludden, Chair of Dean & Fulkerson’s Insurance Coverage and Defense Practice Group was successful in acquiring summary judgment in favor of Acuity Insurance, finding no duty to defend or indemnify its insured, an opiate supplier in the National Prescription Opiate (NPO) Multi-District Litigation (MDL), in that litigation. Over $100 […]
Michigan’s outgoing governor last month signed into law the Paid Medical Leave Act. The new law, which will go into effect on March 21, 2019, requires employers with 50 or more individuals to grant paid medical leave to eligible employees. The term “eligible employee” does not include employees classified as […]
In almost every contract for lawn care or snow removal services, there is a provision requiring the service provider to name the owner of the property as an additional insured, and to defend and indemnify the owner for any personal injury or property damage caused by those services. So, what […]
Putting a vehicle back on the road after the winter? Better make that call and add it back onto your policy right away because MCS-90 won’t save you.
Spring is the time when commercial vehicles are often rotated into or out of service. Combine that with an uptick in business, and commercial carriers often forgot or postpone calling their agents or insurance carriers to add vehicles back on to their commercial policy immediately. Sometimes the delay is simply […]
On September 7, 2017, credit-reporting agency Equifax announced that it experienced a data breach earlier in the summer. The attack impacted the sensitive and personal information of around 143 million people. The attack occurred due to software vulnerability in a web application framework that Equifax used – Apache Struts. Although […]