Employment Law Alert – Summer 2018

August 29th, 2018   •   Comments Off on Employment Law Alert – Summer 2018   

New Claim Handling Standards for Tennessee Workers’ Comp Claims Tennessee’s Workers’ Compensation Bureau recently amended its rule on Claims Handling Standards, effective 8/2/18. Below are some highlights from amended Rule 0800-02-.14: Each adjusting entity must now designate a liaison between the entity and the Bureau. The entity must report the liaison’s name and contact information… Read More

Medical Malpractice Newsletter – Summer 2018

July 27th, 2018   •   Comments Off on Medical Malpractice Newsletter – Summer 2018   

The Opioid Crisis At least three Tennesseans die each day from an opioid-related drug overdose. TN Together Infographic at tn.gov. More opioid prescriptions are written than there are people living in Tennessee. The opioid crisis is a nationwide issue and has prompted a variety of responses from different players. In Tennessee, our Attorney General, Herbert… Read More

Employment Law Alert – Spring 2018

June 14th, 2018   •   Comments Off on Employment Law Alert – Spring 2018   

The End of the Obama DOL’s Overtime Rules? As employers well remember, in March 2015 then-President Obama directed the Department of Labor to update and modernize the Fair Labor Standard Act’s overtime regulations. On May 18, 2016, the Obama DOL released its final rule with an effective date of December 1, 2016. Perhaps the most… Read More

Estate Planning Newsletter – December 2017

December 27th, 2017   •   Comments Off on Estate Planning Newsletter – December 2017   

BE SURE TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR FINANCIAL AFFAIRS AFTER A DIVORCE   In the case of Manning v. Manning, the Court of Appeals dealt with the issue of the beneficiary of the deceased ex-husband’s retirement account when he failed to change the beneficiary after a divorce.  In the Manning case, Mr. and Mrs. Manning… Read More

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