Employment Law Alert – Summer 2017

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Monthly Pay Now Legal in Tennessee Employers wishing to pay their employees monthly will now be allowed to do so under Tennessee law. Effective May 11, 2017, Tennessee amended the Tennessee Wage Payment Act to allow the monthly payment of wages, as opposed to the previous requirement of at least bi-monthly payment. If an employer… Read More

Business Transaction Newsletter – May 2017

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WHAT IS A FORUM SELECTION CLAUSE AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN?   Many times in sophisticated contracts for commercial transactions and real estate transactions, there will be a forum selection clause.  A forum selection clause provides that in the event of a dispute between the parties, the litigation will be in a certain state and… Read More

Medical Malpractice Newsletter – Spring 2017

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Pending Legislation Would Drastically and Negatively Impact Physicians Facing Medical Malpractice (“Health Care Liability”) Claims in Tennessee   Legislation originally proposed in 2015 and reintroduced in 2016 is back again this year and seeks to transfer medical malpractice (“Health Care Liability”) claims out of the court system and into an administrative patient compensation system. The… Read More

Employment Law Alert – Spring 2017

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TN COURT OF APPEALS ADDRESSES DISCRIMINATORY DISCHARGE CLAIM   The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently addressed discriminatory discharge in a noteworthy opinion for employers. In Demastus v. University Health System, Inc., the employee alleged that she was terminated because she was perceived as being a drug addict, while the employer defended on the perception that… Read More

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