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Mark Knoth to present January 30 at 26th National Conference on Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) in New York

October 9, 2017

Mark Knoth, member, will be part of a panel presentation "Revisiting the Evolving Role of Wage & Hour Insurance in EPL Coverage: New Exposures, Claims Trends and Coverage Challenges" on January 30 for the 26th National Conference on Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) at the Andaz Wall Street in New York City. Other featured speakers at the conference include Victoria Lipnic, acting chair of the US EEOC; Philip Miscimarra, chairman of the NLRB; and Marvin Kaplan, board member of the NLRB.

For his panel, Mark will join Machua Millett, Marsh's Chief Innovation Officer, FINPRO US; Paul Nash, Beazley Group's Underwriter – Management Liability Specialty Lines; and Julianna Ryan of Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP. The session will address the expanding insurance marketplace for wage & hour claims coverage, offer an understanding of what underwriters are looking for in evaluating wage & hour risk (including methods used and challenges faced in underwriting this risk); provide an overview of the role of wage & hour insurance in the defense and settlement of claims; assess how wage & hour policies are evolving; address common challenges that may arise when wage & hour insurance is in place; and identify the type of companies that need wage & hour insurance most.

From the conference description: "ACI’s 26th National Conference on EPLI will address all the challenges in the new employment practices liability arena. Our conference faculty, comprised of the 'who’s who' of EPLI thought leadership, will help ensure that you are prepared to prevent, manage and defend against the increasing number of employment practices liability claims being filed today." For the full conference agenda, click here. Register at or by calling 1-888-224-2480. You may also join the conversation on twitter or #ACIEPLI or on LinkedIn at ACI: Employment Law

About Mark Knoth and his practice ...

Mark C. Knoth has over 20 years of experience representing employers in a wide range of employment and labor law matters.  Mark chairs the firm’s Labor, Employment, Employee Benefits & ERISA Practice Group.

On a daily basis, Mark counsels and advises business owners, managers and human resources professionals on workplace issues including civil rights and anti-discrimination laws; employee discipline; wage and hour; overtime; employee leaves; reasonable accommodations; veterans issues; picketing; secondary boycotts;  reductions in force; drug testing; unemployment compensation; affirmative action; and union organizing campaigns, among other matters. He additionally drafts employee policies, handbooks, contracts, and covenants not to compete, and investigates threats of violence, allegations of harassment, and other employee misconduct.

Mark has successfully represented employers in hearings, trials, and appeals in federal and state courts on a variety of employment law claims including, race, sex and national origin cases alleging discrimination, retaliation and harassment under Title VII; disability and failure to accommodate claims under the ADA; age discrimination claims under the ADEA; retaliation and failure to reinstate claims under the FMLA; claims alleging failure to pay wages and overtime under the FLSA; employee benefit claims under ERISA; breach of covenants not to compete claims; wrongful termination claims and numerous other State and Federal claims.  A number of cases Mark has successfully handled have become published cases.  Mark represents employers in investigations conducted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, the Michigan and US Departments of Labor, and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.  As a special mediator for the EEOC, Mark facilitates the resolution of charges of discrimination brought against employers. 

Mark’s broad range of experience also includes traditional labor relations matters such as negotiating collective bargaining agreements, trying discharge and contract interpretation grievances in labor arbitration and he appears before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Michigan Employment Relations Commission at unit clarification hearings and union certification elections, and unfair labor practice proceedings

Mark frequently speaks to employer groups, and trains human resources managers on a variety of employment related legal topics. He also writes on subjects related to his practice and is a contributing editor to a nationally recognized publication. Mark is conversational in German.

Mark was named to The Best Lawyers in America®, by Woodward/White, Inc. in the area of management side employment law. He also has been awarded and maintains the Martindale-Hubbell AV rating, reflecting preeminence in his legal ability and ethical standards. Mark has also received an Excellent rating through  Mark was also selected by dBusiness Magazine as one of Detroit's Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit for Labor and Employment Law.

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