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NLRB New "Quickie Election" Rules Become Effective

Just a reminder that the NLRB's new "quickie election" rules went into effect on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. We provided details regarding these in our December 16, 2014 alert…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Guns on Company Property: Think Twice Before Taking Action

In the latest round of gun law regulations, Governor Bill Haslam has signed an amendment to Tennessee's "Guns in Trunks" law. The amendment allows employees to sue their employers if they are disciplined or fired for storing…more
| Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury

Health Plan Lawsuits and Data Breach Claims: Recent Developments and Implications

Five class action lawsuits have been filed against Premera Blue Cross in federal court in Seattle, Washington following the recent report of a data breach that affected approximately 11 million individuals. The lawsuits make…more
| Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Exclusive Laboratory Arrangements with Physician Groups May Violate Federal Law

On March 26, 2015 the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) issued Advisory Opinion 15-04 in which it found certain proposed exclusive arrangements between a clinical laboratory and…more
| Administrative Law, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Tennessee Supreme Court Upholds a Narrow Definition of "Whistleblowers"

On Friday, March 27, 2015, the Tennessee Supreme Court upheld a Court of Appeals decision that in order to be a "whistleblower," an employee must "blow the whistle" to someone aside from the perpetrator of the alleged illegal…more
| Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Pregnancy Accommodations

This is one of our "ones to watch for 2015" – Young v. UPS. The legal question certified by the Supreme Court in 2014 was: Whether, and in what circumstances, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act requires an employer that…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

DOL Issues Final Rule Regarding the Definition of "Spouse" Under the FMLA

In another effort to remedy the chaos caused by the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturn of the DOMA in June of 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) has issued its final rule defining who is a “spouse” for purposes of the federal Family…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Family Law

Responding to Immunization Concerns From a Business Perspective

Businesses across many industries, such as gyms, children's programs, and even standard retail establishments, are discovering they have to balance certain pressures such as notifying/protecting their customers and/or employees…more
| Education, Labor & Employment Law

High Court Clarifies TILA Rescission Procedure

In Jesinoski v. Countrywide Home Loans, et al. (No. 13-684), the U.S. Supreme Court has eased the process by which a borrower may seek to walk away from his home mortgages, holding that the borrower, in order to avail himself of…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Real Estate - Residential

Has OSHA's Recent Shift Created The Most Complex Regulatory Requirements In History?

Pop quiz – What's the difference between a bakery, a liquor store and a lumber yard? According to OSHA, not much, when it comes to its newly-enacted reporting regulations…more
| Administrative Law, Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law

A Reminder about the New Tennessee Password Protection Law

Just a quick holiday reminder that Tennessee's new password protection law goes into effect next Thursday, January 1, 2015. Under the new law, employers can no longer..…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

CFTC Issues Additional Relief for Family Offices

In November 2012, the CFTC's Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight issued a no-action letter stating that the Division would not recommend that the CFTC take enforcement action against a family office for failure to…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

New NLRB Developments

As 2014 draws to a close, we wanted to provide you with a brief overview of what the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been "up to" lately…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Security Checks Ruled Non-Compensable Time by U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday that employees who are required to wait in line to pass through a security check before leaving at the end of their shift are not entitled to compensation for that time. In a unanimous…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Your HR Holiday List

While you are making your other holiday lists (and checking them twice!) this season, one you may want to think about is an "HR holiday list" – a checklist of Human Resource-related items to consider for 2015. These…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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