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Tennessee AG: Guns in Trunks Constitutional

Tennessee’s “guns-in-trunks” law is constitutional and enforceable, according to a recent opinion from the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office. In 2013, the Tennessee legislature passed and Governor Bill Haslam signed...more

10/27/2014 - Employee Rights Guns-in-Trunks Legislation

Shootin’ Blanks: Tennessee Appeals Court Dismisses Officer’s Whistleblower Suit Over Live Ammo’s (Almost) Use

Reminder to Tennessee whistleblowers and employers: a Tennessee Public Protection Act (“TPPA”) suit only works if the purported whistleblower has a reasonable belief that what occurred was actually illegal. To prevail...more

9/18/2014 - Ammunition Appeals Illegal Conduct Whistleblowers

Tennessee: Undocumented Worker Has Standing to Bring Retaliatory Discharge Claim

Tennessee employers take note—undocumented workers who can’t return to work because of their immigration status can still sue you for retaliatory discharge. In a case of first impression, the Tennessee Court of Appeals held...more

8/9/2014 - FLSA NLRA Retaliation Standing Title VII Undocumented Immigrants Workers Compensation Awards

Obama Administration Seeks Changes to Overtime Rules to Make More Workers Eligible for Overtime Pay: Possible Changes Include...

In a move that could affect nearly all employers, President Barack Obama signed a presidential memorandum last week directing the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to update its overtime regulations to make more employees...more

3/18/2014 - DOL FLSA Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour

D.C. Circuit Invalidates NLRB Poster Rule: Court Strikes Another Blow to Agency by Striking Down Rule Requiring Employers to Post...

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit’s legal sparring with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) continued on Tuesday when a unanimous panel held that the NLRB’s poster rule was invalid because it infringed on...more

5/10/2013 - Employee Rights Free Speech NLRB Notice Requirements Posting Requirements

Weapons at Work? States Consider Requiring Employers to Allow Firearms in Employees' Vehicles

Several states – including Alabama, Tennessee, and North Carolina – are currently considering legislation that would require employers to allow their employees to bring firearms to work and store them in their vehicles...more

2/26/2013 - Employer No-Weapons Policies Firearms Guns-in-Trunks Legislation NRA OSHA Private Property Rights Second Amendment

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