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Dallas’s Law Taking Effect in Tennessee: Avoid a Mandatory 30 -Day Suspension of Your Liquor License

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With Dallas’s Law taking effect January 1, 2023, folks in the alcohol industry are asking: what do I need to do to comply with the new Tennessee security laws? The draconian penalty for failing to comply – a mandatory...more

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The Crown Act – What Tennessee Employers Need to Know

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Recently, Tennessee became one of more than a dozen states and cities to pass its version of the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act. This article addresses what Tennessee employers need to know...more

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Employing Minors in Tennessee – FAQs for Employers

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With the labor shortage, you may have started considering expanding your applicant pool to groups of potential employees you had not previously considered, like minors. Even if you have not yet considered hiring minors, you...more

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Tennessee Government Update: An Overview of the General Election Night Results

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On Tuesday, November 8, the state’s electorate weighed in on nine congressional House seats, the governorship, 17 of the 33 state Senate seats, the entire 99-member state House, and a slew of local elections. We wanted to...more

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Tennessee Self-Distribution Recap for Brewers

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State-wide self-distribution in Tennessee began October 1, 2021 for brewers. Rob Pinson and yours truly prepared the following summary of this ground-breaking law. Enjoy brewing, self-distributing and making money. In the...more

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What Time Do Bars and Restaurants in Tennessee Close when Clocks Fall Back or Spring Forward for Daylight Savings Time?

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Twice a year, we hear from restaurants and bars about springing forward or falling back for Daylight Savings Time. How does Daylight Savings Time work for last call and closing at Tennessee bars and restaurants?...more

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Tennessee No Longer Requires Court Approval of Smaller Minor Settlements

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In April 2022, Tennessee rewrote its statute governing tort settlements involving minors. The legislature sought to decrease unnecessary costs, and so this rewrite removed the court-approval requirement in smaller...more

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What Is the Tennessee Law for Infusions?

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The Tennessee ABC liquor-by-the-drink application and renewal applications ask in Question 15: "Do you intend at any point during the next license year to produce, store, sell or offer for sale infusions as that term is...more

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Environmental Criminal Enforcement: Memphis, Tennessee, Environmental Consulting Firm CEO Sentenced for Allegedly Filing False...

The United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued a September 12th news release stating that DiAne Gordan (“Gordon”) had been sentenced to 36 months in prison for allegedly fabricating discharge monitoring reports...more

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Cannabis Laws & the Southern States

The changes in the cannabis industry in Southeastern United States represent some of the most surprising and remarkable changes in the history of the industry... Originally published by Bloomberg Law....more

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When is Happy Hour Not So Happy in Tennessee?

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The rules on happy hour in Tennessee can drive you to drink. Make that a double. Nothing good seems to happens after 10 pm, or at least so thinks the Tennessee state legislature. After 10 pm, bars cannot: sell or serve...more

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Storage Tank Enforcement: Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation Proposed Order/Assessment Addressing Memphis Facility...

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (“TDEC”) issued a July 20th proposed Order and Assessment (“Order’) to New Development, LLC (“ND”) addressing alleged violations of the Tennessee Underground Storage...more

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New AG on the Block: Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti

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On August 10, the Tennessee Supreme Court announced that Jonathan Skrmetti, Governor Bill Lee’s top legal counsel, will become the state’s new attorney general on September 1....more

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How Much is Sales Tax in Downtown Nashville?

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9.25%. But wait, the tax man has a little surprise. Downtown Nashville businesses are also required to pay a 0.50% fee on most sales, in addition to sales taxes. This means that downtown business owners pay an...more

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Air Enforcement: Tennessee Air Pollution Control Board Proposed Order Addressing Shelbyville Steel Fabricating Facility

The Tennessee Air Pollution Control Board (“Board”) issued a June 14th proposed Technical Secretary’s Order and Assessment of Civil Penalty (“Order”) to Cooper’s Steel Fabricators, Inc. (“Cooper’s”) addressing an alleged...more

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Tennessee Government Update: An Overview of the Primary Election Night Results

The landscape of legislative races experienced significant change as a result of legally-contentious redistricting efforts that occurred earlier this year. We wanted to take a moment to highlight outcomes of some of the more...more

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Beyond a Reasonable DAOubt: Tennessee's Limited Liability Statute for Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs)

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On 20 April 2022, Tennessee became the second state in the United States to create a specialized business entity for decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), an emerging collaborative management structure for legal...more

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How Does the 2022 Sales Tax Holiday Work for Restaurants, Bars, Breweries and Distilleries?

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In a word - nada. In 2020, the August sales tax holiday allowed Tennesseans to enjoy food and drinks at their favorite restaurant - without paying sales tax. This included alcohol....more

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Those Who Live in Glass Houses Shouldn’t Throw Stones: The First Material Breach Doctrine in Tennessee

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The doctrine of “first material breach” is well established under Tennessee case law. Under the doctrine, “[a] party who has materially breached a contract is not entitled to damages stemming from the other party’s later...more

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Is Giving Away Wine a Crime for Tennessee Businesses?

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Everyone in the restaurant and bar business knows you must have a liquor license to sell wine and spirits. It's a crime to sell liquor without a license. Outside the hospitality industry, a surprising number of businesses...more

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And They Say Nothing Interesting Ever Happens in Tennessee (Employment Law)

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Here are a few employment-law related developments you may have missed as you are out enjoying your summer. ...more

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Tennessee Court of Appeals Rules that Concurrent Cause Doctrine Does Not Apply Where Covered Cause is “Bound Up Inextricably” with...

In the insurance context, the concurrent cause doctrine provides that there is insurance coverage available when a covered (non-excluded) cause is a substantial factor in producing a loss, even though an excluded cause may...more

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Asbestos Enforcement: Tennessee Air Pollution Control Board Proposed Order and Assessment of Civil Penalty

The Tennessee Air Pollution Control Board (“Board”) issued a May 11th proposed Technical Secretary’s Order and Assessment of Civil Penalty (“Order”) to the Town of Selmer, Tennessee (“Selmer”). See Case No. APC21-0180. ...more

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Storage Tank Enforcement: Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation Proposed Order and Assessment Related to Memphis...

The Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (“TDEC”) issued a May 9th Proposed Order and Assessment (“Order”) to TForce Freight, Inc. (“TFI”) related to alleged violations of the Tennessee underground storage tank...more

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More Employers Required to Enroll in E-Verify after Changes to Tennessee's Mandatory E-Verify Law

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In early May, the Tennessee state legislature approved proposed amendments to the state's mandatory E-Verify law, expanding coverage to all employers with 35 or more full-time equivalent (FTE) employees. The changes will go...more

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