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TN Appeals Court Reinstates Hostile Work Environment And Whistleblower Claims
An individual may file a claim under Tennessee's "whistleblower statute"—the Tennessee Public Protection Act (TPPA)—if she was fired solely for reporting or refusing to participate in illegal activity.
United States
15 Jul 2019
Top 10 Employment Handbook Mistakes
Although most employers at least have an employment handbook, few companies treat it as a priority item. That's a shame because a handbook presents a wonderful opportunity
United States
9 Jul 2019
Middle Tennessee Hospital Pays For Firing Employee Who Refused Flu Shot
In April 2019, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) entered into a settlement with Saint Thomas Health (the world's largest Catholic health system),
United States
21 Jun 2019
Managing Contagious Diseases In The Workplace
We're in the middle of flu season. The flu and other communicable diseases present a number of challenges for employers.
United States
14 Mar 2019
2018 Healthcare In Review
We have looked back over some of the headlines covering healthcare in 2018 for important issues facing healthcare facilities, practitioners, and patients.
United States
10 Dec 2018
Avoiding Snares In Workplace Wellness Programs
Encouraged by health insurance companies, workplace wellness programs have become trendy. Wellness programs help prevent disease and encourage employees to adopt healthier lifestyles.
United States
7 Jul 2017
Passing On Healthcare Liability Claims Against Passive Investors In Tennessee
Tennessee recently enacted a law that limits who may be named as a defendant in a healthcare liability action. For causes arising on or after April 24, 2015, a healthcare liability action may only be brought "against the licensee, the licensee's management company, the licensee's managing employees, or an individual caregiver who provided direct health care services."
United States
25 Apr 2016
Can I Print A Retraction: A Cautionary Tale Of The Lingering Pitfalls Of Memoranda And Email Correspondence
On December 3, 2015, a jury empaneled in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia convicted Donald L. Blankenship of conspiracy to violate federal safety standards.
United States
22 Dec 2015
Environmental Update – PHMSA & OSHA Issue Guidance On Midstream Facilities
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), at meetings in Washington D.C. at the end of August 2015...
United States
30 Sep 2015
Obama Administration Makes Significant Changes Requiring Revisions To Handbooks, Policies And Contracts For Federal Contractors
Set forth below are summaries of some of the changes underway for federal contractors.
United States
28 Apr 2015
Attorney General Weighs In On Tennessee Guns In Trunks Law
The law giving handgun carry-permit holders the right to transport and store firearms and/or ammunition in their vehicles parked in an employer’s parking lot goes into effect July 1, 2013.
United States
16 Jul 2013
Return Of The Wild West: Mississippi’s New Firearms Law
As many American began to feel the heat of President Obama’s gun control legislation, the Mississippi legislature took steps to further expand gun rights in Mississippi.
United States
21 Jun 2013
Tennessee Passes Guns In Trunks Law
The Tennessee Governor Haslam has recently signed the so-called "Guns in Trunks" law, which will go into effect July 1, 2013.
United States
18 Apr 2013
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