Insurance news for California homeowners includes less pit bull coverage

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Farmers has announced that it will no longer be providing coverage to pit bull breed owners. Farmers in California has just announced its latest insurance news, that it will be dropping coverage for the owners of pit bull dogs, which follows with a trend that is increasing across the country with certain breeds. Owners of the breed have been expressing surprise and upset about the decision made by their insurer. Many owners feel that this insurance news makes assumptions about themselves and their pets that are unfair and unjust. The insurer has…

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Farmers Insurance Inc. agrees to pay settlement of $1.5 million to almost 3,500 employees

Farmers Insurance Inc., from Los Angeles, will be paying $1.52 million in a settlement with 3,459 employees to cover the overtime back wages after having been investigated by the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor.  The investigation showed that there had been federal Fair Labor Standards Act violations of the provisions for overtime and recordkeeping that were both sizable and systemic.  According to the Department of Labor, these violations happened within eleven of the insurer’s call centers, which were located in Texas, Florida, Michigan, Kansas, Oregon,…

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