Employment law and advice from UAP

Are you aware of all of the employment laws that you are required to know and abide by as an employer? Most employers are not. Even if you are the exception to the rule and are confident that you are doing everything right, you still can’t stop an employee from trying to sue you, and preparing a defense can be very time consuming and costly. Find out how UAP can help below.

UAP offers their clients the ability to protect their business from employment-related lawsuits, such as claims of harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination without having to maintain a policy of their own.

Typically, businesses pay thousands to maintain this type of policy and thousands more toward a deductible when they have to use it. UAP automatically provides up to $1 million in insurance coverage for employment-related lawsuits with no premium or deductible.

Do you have an employee claiming that they need an accommodation because of a disability? Do you have someone you need to terminate?

Our attorneys work closely with our human resources department to be there when you need them. Our attorneys provide prompt and thorough advice to help protect your business.  We can also provide you with recommended language for write-up and termination forms.

Even if you follow all the rules, employees may try to sue you and there is nothing you can do to stop that from happening.

If this happens, and you have already asked for and followed our recommendations about the issue, you are in a much better position than you would have been on your own.  First, because following our advice will limit the risk of losing an employment lawsuit.  Second, because our employment law attorneys will represent you in your lawsuit at no cost to you.  Third, because if you do end up having to pay anything to resolve the case, UAP will cover that cost, up to $1 million!

Work with the most experienced employment law firm

UAP has an exclusive relationship with the renowned employment law firm Gold Star Law. Although Gold Star Law primarily represents employees, it also provides legal services for UAP and its clients. As a UAP client, this means that Gold Star Law can represent you in employment law disputes and that Gold Star Law cannot represent your current or former employees in lawsuits against you.

UAP is the only PEO with built-in $1 million Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) coverage, including attorney’s fees and settlements. Other PEOs may claim to offer EPLI as part of their program; however, these are often high deductible plans and you still have to pay attorney’s fees. With UAP, you have no premium, no deductible, no attorney’s fees, no cost – PERIOD. You get zero-deductible coverage for all claims of wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, and other employee-related offenses as long as you follow the advice and recommendations given by our employment law attorneys. We cover everything from start to finish, including settlements.

Even if you have never been involved in an employment lawsuit, if you have employees it is likely that you have had at least one employee-related circumstance where you could have benefited from the advice of an employment law attorney on how to properly handle that situation. As a client of UAP, the employment law attorneys of Gold Star Law are readily available to provide you with a lawful recommendation in these situations any time you call. This part of our program is invaluable and could potentially save you thousands, even tens of thousands of dollars in the future.

You have put a lot of time and money into your business. Let UAP help protect your investment!


  • Attorney recommendations on firing, discipline, and hiring decisions
  • Claim investigations for possible violations of federal, state, and local laws
  • Handbook legal compliance review
  • Language guidance for termination and warning forms
  • Drafting and review of employment contracts
  • On-site assistance for employee meetings, including discipline and termination
  • Disability accommodation compliance advice
  • Family and Medical Leave compliance
  • Updates on changes in federal and state employment laws
  • Review of pay practices to ensure legal compliance

Coverage / Representation

  • Experienced employment law attorneys to mitigate potential employment lawsuits
  • Representation for claims with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, and the Michigan Wage and Hour Division
  • Legal representation for employment-related lawsuits, with no premium or deductible*
  • $1 million in coverage for legal fees and settlement / judgment payments, with no premium or deductible*
  • Protection from lawsuits filed by Gold Star Law.  Due to a conflict of interest as a client of UAP, Gold Star cannot represent employees suing your business
  • Contract negotiations for employment contracts, severances, and other employment-related agreements


* UAP reserves the right to deny representation and/or coverage when UAP’s or UAP’s attorney’s advice is not followed by the client, or if UAP is not made aware of an employment law issue prior to the client taking action.