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ELECTION DAY TUESDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2018: EMPLOYERS BEWARE THAT EMPLOYEE TIME OFF TO VOTE IS A LEGALLY PROTECTED ACTIVITY IN TENNESSEE

ELECTION DAY TUESDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2018: EMPLOYERS BEWARE THAT EMPLOYEE TIME OFF TO VOTE IS A LEGALLY PROTECTED ACTIVITY IN TENNESSEE

October 25, 2018

By: Steve Collins You know that it is Election Day and I need to take off to go vote.  Hold on, what you do on your time is your business, but what you do on work time is my business.  I do not mean any harm, but I need to go vote. That is fine, …Read More


An Unemployment Benefit Analysis of Misconduct

July 25, 2018

By: David Barry For the most part, most people reading this blog are not fond of or looking forward to the prospect of having to discuss, consider or participate in the process of terminating or being terminated from one’s employment. But the fact of the matter is that sometimes this outcome is unavoidable. When this …Read More

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Employment Law 101: Which Laws Apply to Your Business?

January 24, 2018

By: Steve Collins How many employment laws apply to your business?  Let’s count the ways, remembering this list is not exhaustive: 1.Title VII (42 U.S.C. 2000e) applies to employers with 15 or more employees. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin and pregnancy and retaliation against an employee …Read More


Your Small Business is Expanding – Now What?

October 5, 2017

By: Tim Singhel You have grown your small business from entrepreneurial dream through financing to fruition. You have nurtured it through early growing pains, expanded your client/customer based and achieved long-term sustainability.  You have evaluated your market penetration and capitalization.  After much thought, business consultation, possibly some sleepless nights and even some prayer, you have …Read More


Strategies and Consequences of 2016 FLSA Changes

November 9, 2016

By Stephen T. Mealor As most employers know by now, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued final regulations earlier this year that increased the salary level test for FLSA exempt status from $455 per week to $913 per week. This increase will take effect December 1, 2016. Subsequent increases will take place every three years, …Read More

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EEOC v. St. Vincent Health Center, Flu Vaccination Policy Challenged as Religious Discrimination

October 21, 2016

By J. Steven Collins On September 23, 2016, the EEOC filed suit in the Pennsylvania Federal Court against St. Vincent, taking the position its mandatory flu vaccination policy violates Title VII’s religious discrimination prohibition. This is the most recent EEOC challenge of flu inoculation policies, having already filed suit against hospitals in Massachusetts and North Carolina. …Read More

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Employers: Wait, Wait, Don’t Do It. Final Paychecks

October 20, 2016

By J. Steven Collins “I’m walking out the door. You can take this job and shove it; I ain’t workin’ here no more.” “Just hold your horses, Johnny, you take off that uniform right now and turn it in.” “Foreman, I can’t make it no more plain. I’m out of here now. Send my last …Read More

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Employers: Wait, Wait, Don’t Do It. Guns in Trucks

October 17, 2016

By J. Steven Collins “Hey, Harlan, I heard Louise has got a shiny Colt Detective 38 Special locked up in her trunk.” “She’s always pushing the rules. Guns are not allowed on company property. I’ve had it with Louise. This is it. I’m firing her.” Wait, wait, don’t do it. In 2014, the state of …Read More

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Employers: Wait, Wait, Don’t Do It. Give Employees Time Off to Vote

October 13, 2016

By J. Steven Collins “Hey, Josephine.  I need to take off to go vote today.” “Wait a minute Joe, you do that on your own time.” “But I need to vote.” “Well, if you leave work, no need to come back.” Tennessee Code Annotated 2-1-106 provides that an employee on the day of an election …Read More

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