R. Andrew Hutchinson

R. Andrew Hutchinson

Baker Donelson

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The National Labor Relations Board Expands Union Access to Witness Statements

On June 26, 2015, in a split 3-2 decision, the National Labor Relations Board (Board), overturned the 37-year-old standard protecting the confidentiality of witness statements taken by employers during workplace...more

7/15/2015 - Anheuser-Busch Balancing Test Confidential Information Hiring & Firing NLRB Piedmont Gardens Unions Witness Statements Workplace Investigations

Background Checks Increasingly Leading to Litigation

Background checks are increasingly leading to class action lawsuits alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA"). Many employers utilize background checks that include "consumer reports" during the hiring...more

2/12/2015 - Background Checks Credit Checks Employer Liability Issues FCRA Hiring & Firing Job Applicants

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Holds Whistleblower Protection Is Not Available

The False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. §3729 et seq. (FCA), provides for triple damages and a penalty ranging from $5,500 to $11,000 per claim for anyone who knowingly submits or causes the submission of a false or fraudulent claim...more

12/17/2014 - Employer Liability Issues False Claims Act (FCA) Federal Contractors Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Qui Tam Whistleblowers

Effective July 1, 2014: New Tennessee Laws

New Tennessee laws took effect on July 1, 2014, including changes to the workers' compensation system, caps on damages in suits under the State's statutory employment discrimination laws, and protections for employers hiring...more

7/17/2014 - Background Checks Criminal Background Checks Damage Caps Discrimination Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing New Legislation

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