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EEOC issues guidance on domestic violence responses
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • October 26 2012

The EEOC recently issued guidance on how an employer’s stereotypical responses to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking could run afoul of the discrimination laws


Handling employee requests to vote during work hours
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • October 26 2012

With Election Day around the corner, many employees will be asking whether they can be excused from work to go vote


Supreme Court update - 5 May, 2014
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • May 5 2014

On March 5, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund, No. 13-317 (Halliburton II). As we discussed in our


Takeaways from the Sixth Circuit’s False Claims Act decision in renal care
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • October 26 2012

Providers striving to comply with complex and ambiguous billing regulations andor evaluating potential liability for False Claims Act violations in such situations will likely find their positions significantly bolstered when they have dealt with the government in a good faith and transparent way, courtesy of a recent opinion by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


DAPC proposes amendments to annual air emissions fee rules
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • December 7 2012

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Division of Air Pollution Control will conduct a public hearing on behalf of the Air Pollution Control Board on December 10, 2012 to consider comments on proposed amendments to Rule 1200-3-26-.01(9), which sets annual fees for air pollution emissions


Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals holds certain severance payments are not subject to FICA tax
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • September 19 2012

On September 7, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision (United States v. Quality Stores, Inc.) holding that certain severance payments are not "wages" subject to Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax, and upheld a bankruptcy court’s decision ordering a full refund of more than $1 million of FICA taxes paid by an employer with respect to severance payments it made to employees whose positions were eliminated in connection with the bankruptcy


Labor talk blog: proper tone in performance management be an Andy, not a Barney
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • June 9 2014

To Andy Griffith Show aficionados, Andy was a true leader. Barney? Well, not so much. Why? Barney thought his job was to enforce rules, that any


Environmental Boards refer cases to ALJs
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • July 1 2013

Public Chapter 181, adopted this past legislative session by the Tennessee General Assembly, provided that appeals of enforcement orders, permits


Reminder: even “small” deals carry antitrust risks
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • December 4 2012

The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") recently filed a complaint challenging Magnesium Elektron North America Inc.’s ("MENA") $15 million acquisition of the assets of Revere Graphics Worldwide Inc. ("Revere"), its competitor in the manufacture of photoengraving magnesium plates


FMLA what information is sufficient to trigger employer’s duty to follow up
  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • USA
  • September 19 2012

Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), employers face significant challenges in understanding how much information from an employee is considered sufficient to trigger the employer’s duty to follow up