NLRA Posting

January 18th, 2012   •   Comments Off on NLRA Posting   

Initially scheduled for implementation in November of 2011, the NLRA posting requirement was postponed until January 31, 2012, due to a number of legal challenges. Now at the request of the federal court in Washington, DC, the NLRB has agreed to further postpone the effective date. The new effective date for the NLRA posting requirement… Read More

TENNESSEE LAWFUL EMPLOYMENT ACT

January 9th, 2012   •   Comments Off on TENNESSEE LAWFUL EMPLOYMENT ACT   

On June 7, 2011, Governor Haslam signed into law the Tennessee Lawful Employment Act (“Act”). This Act requires all employers in the state, both public and private, to provide evidence that they are only hiring and employing persons who are legally in the country. Employers can satisfy the requirements of the Act by performing one… Read More

Tenured Teacher Hearings

August 24th, 2011   •   Comments Off on Tenured Teacher Hearings   

As part of Tennessee First to the Top Act of 2010, significant changes were made to the way hearings on tenured teacher disciplinary issues are held. Although a teacher still retains the right to request a hearing after discipline has been issued, the way the hearing is conducted has changed. Previously, a tenured teacher could… Read More

CLEAR AND CONVINCING DRUG TESTS PRESUMPTION

August 24th, 2011   •   Comments Off on CLEAR AND CONVINCING DRUG TESTS PRESUMPTION   

On July 1, 2011, Tennessee’s workers’ compensation drug-free workplace presumption was amended, strengthening the authority of drug testing when denying the compensability of a workers’ compensation claim.

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