October 2nd, 2023 •
Comments Off on IS THIS THE BEGINNING OF THE END? New Efforts to Limit Non-Compete Agreements
Over the years, non-compete agreements have become a common fixture in employment relationships. Until recently, the legal principles controlling the use of non-compete agreements was governed by state law. “For example, in Tennessee, although disfavored as a “restraint on trade,” courts generally enforce non-compete agreements so long as the terms “are reasonable under the particular… Read More
September 27th, 2023 •
Comments Off on FACING THE MUSIC: IS EQUAL OPPORTUNITY HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE ILLEGAL?
[A]n employer cannot evade liability by cultivating a workplace that is broadly hostile and offensive. Sharp v. S&S Activewear, LLC, 69 F.4th 974, 982 (9th Cir. 2023) Hostile Work Environment The phrase “hostile work environment” is a legal term of art denoting a particular type of legal claim – one where an employee is subjected… Read More
July 26th, 2023 •
Comments Off on ESTATE PLANNING NEWSLETTER – WHO HAS THE RIGHT TO DISPOSE OF A DECEDENT’S REMAINS?
In the Estate of Nathleen Skinner, the court dealt with an interesting set of facts on disposition of human remains. Mr. and Mrs. Skinner both executed Durable Powers of Attorney for Healthcare. Each Power of Attorney authorized the attorney-in-fact to direct the disposition of the grantor’s remains pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated Title 68, Chapter… Read More
June 29th, 2023 •
Comments Off on ESTATE PLANNING NEWSLETTER – BE CAREFUL WHO YOU MAKE THE TRUSTEE
In the case of Reed vs. Reed, the Court had to interpret and construe a Trust Agreement to determine the extent of the power of the Trustee, who was the Decedent’s surviving spouse. Husband died and in his Will he designated his wife as Executor. He devised the residue of his estate to the Trustee… Read More