Joann Coston-Holloway

Joann Coston-Holloway

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NLRB's Quickie Election Rule Takes Effect - A New Threat for Employers: A Proactive Solution for You

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released its final Rule on "quickie elections" in December, and they are now in effect. These rules come down heavily in favor of unions....more

4/16/2015 - Ambush Election Rules Final Rules NLRA NLRB Union Elections Unions

Employers Beware: Could the Generosity of Volunteers Result in a Perceived Employer-Employee Relationship?

The generosity of volunteers builds a link between employers and the community, which frequently proves critical to accomplishing community and philanthropic work during times of need. Often times, there is too much to be...more

2/18/2015 - American Red Cross Discrimination Employee Definition Employer Liability Issues Religious Discrimination Right to Control Title VII Volunteers

Tennessee's Healthy Workplace Act: Extending Protection Beyond the Federal Protected Class

In the employment context, abuse suffered by employees in the workplace occurs more frequently than one would believe. According to a February 2014 survey from the Workplace Bullying Institute, 27% of Americans have suffered...more

11/18/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies Hostile Environment New Legislation Workplace Bullying

EEOC Provides Clarification on Use of Criminal History Information in Hiring Decisions

What are the requirements for employers that use criminal history information in making employment decisions? Are employers required to take on the onerous task of individually assessing applicants to ensure that they do not...more

1/17/2014 - Ban the Box Criminal Background Checks Criminal Records EEOC Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing New Hires Title VII

Guns At Work In Tennessee: What Can Be Banned, What Can Probably Be Banned, And What Is Left

The Tennessee legislature's recent enactment of what has been widely named the "Guns in the Trunk" statute, codified at Tennessee Code Annotated § 39-17-1313, has sparked debate across the state about the statute's impact on...more

6/7/2013 - At-Will Employment Concealed Carry Permit Firearms Guns-in-Trunks Legislation Hiring & Firing New Legislation

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