ISSUE – Nov. 29 | Zenefits Fined $7 Million by California Insurance Regulator

California’s insurance regulator said Zenefits has agreed to pay as much as $7 million over licensing violations. The human resources startup will pay $3.5 million upfront and will be on the hook for the rest if additional violations are found or if it fails a follow-up compliance test in 2018, the insurance department said. The fine is the largest single penalty assessed against Zenefits, the regulator said. Fines from other states this year totaled about $1 million, Zenefits said. The company said it’s resolved issues in 17 states. [ Bloomberg ]