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Tennessee Businesses: To Ban Firearms on Your Property, Bear the Appropriate Signage

In Tennessee, businesses generally have the right to prohibit the possession of weapons on their property. This right to prohibit weapons applies even to individuals with valid handgun carry permits. The main exception to this…more
| Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

SEC Proposes to Require Business Continuity Plan

On June 28, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") issued a proposed rule (Rule 206(4)-4, with proposed amendments to Rule 204-2) which would require SEC-registered investment advisers to adopt and implement…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Preparing for the MANDATORY Digital Age of Workplace Injury Reporting You are about to be "Nudged"

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") issued a final rule last month that will require certain employers to participate in electronic data collection and reporting of recordable workplace injuries and…more
| Labor & Employment Law

The DOL's Expanded Interpretation of the Persuader Rule: What It Means for Employers

The U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) recent expanded interpretation of the "persuader rule" places a host of new compliance obligations and constraints on employers when obtaining services from an attorney or consultant…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Tennessee Legislature Amends Data Breach Notification Statute - Encryption is No Longer an Automatic Safe Harbor

On March 24, 2016, Governor Haslam signed S.B. 2005 which amends Tennessee's data breach notice statute. The amended statute will go into effect on July 1, 2016. The new Tennessee breach notice requirements are triggered by the…more
| Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

New EEOC Guidance – Handling Disabled Employee Leave Requests which Conflict with Your Company Policies and Practices

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has recently issued a new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Guidance document which provides 20 examples of how the Agency expects employers to reconcile their regular…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

What's Wellness Got To Do With It?

The EEOC Issues Two Final Rules Regarding Requirements for Employer Wellness Programs under the ADA and the GINA - The EEOC has issued two final rules that clarify when participation in an employer's wellness program is…more
| Civil Rights, Health, Labor & Employment Law

Questions and Answers on the DOL Salary Basis Requirement Final Rule

President Obama on Tuesday announced the U.S. Department of Labor's Final Rule raising the minimum salary basis for certain exemptions from overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). Below are answers to…more
| Labor & Employment Law

To E-Verify or Not to E-Verify: That Will No Longer Be a Question for Some Tennessee Employers

Beginning in 2017, Tennessee will require employers with 50 or more employees to enroll in the E-Verify system for the purpose of verifying the citizenship or work authorization status of their workers. E-verify is an…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Congress Passes Federal Trade Secrets Law

On April 27, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that will effectively federalize trade secrets law. President Obama, a supporter of the legislation, has indicated he will sign the Bill, which previously…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property

Environmental Compliance Basics - The Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act

Does your business use or handle chemicals? If so, then read on. EPA recently released its 2015 enforcement report, noting thousands of enforcement cases, tens of thousands of inspections, and hundreds of millions of…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

It's Time to Schedule a Wage and Hour Check-Up to Avoid Costly FLSA Lawsuits

It's time to schedule your check-up -- your wage and hour check-up -- designed to try to prevent your company from becoming a defendant in a costly wage and hour lawsuit. Every year more wage and hour lawsuits are filed against…more
| Labor & Employment Law

The EEOC Is "Playing Sides" with the Charge Response Process

The EEOC has announced new procedures under which it will now release employers' Position Statements to Charging Parties upon request. This new procedure is designed to facilitate the EEOC obtaining additional responsive…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

What Does an Independent Contractor Mean to You? Eleventh Circuit Issues Significant Independent-Contractor Ruling

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (which has jurisdiction over Alabama, Florida and Georgia) issued a ruling that is noteworthy for all employers, addressing the often-contested issue of whether a…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

EEOC Proposal Seeks to Combat Discrimination Through the Tracking of Payroll Data

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced a proposed revision to the Employer Information Report (EEO-1) that includes collecting pay data from employers, including federal contractors, with more than 100…more
| Civil Rights, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law
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