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A brief look at Tennessee's new workers' compensation law

USA - May 29 2013 On April 29, 2013, Governor Bill Haslam signed the Tennessee Workers' Compensation Reform Act of 2013 ("the Reform Act") into law. The Reform Act

The Department of Labor provides clarification as to when employees can use FMLA leave to care for adult children

USA - January 22 2013 Regarding situation (1) above, the DOL states that although the 26 weeks of "injured service member care leave" can only be used once per service

New Sixth Circuit ADA opinion may make employers rethink how they engage in the interactive process

USA - January 24 2013 Nicholas Keith has been deaf since birth. After initially being offered a job as a lifeguard for Oakland County, Michigan, he, like all other County

No quorum in the NLRB? What does this mean to you?

USA - January 30 2013 As some of you may have seen through the various main-stream media outlets who have reported this development, in early 2012, President Obama

New version of I-9 form effective today

USA - May 8 2013 All employers are reminded that the newly revised I-9 form, issued by the Department of Homeland Security on March 8, 2013, must be used for all new

New Tennessee law penalizes the construction industry for misclassifying workers

USA - June 6 2013 Effective July 1, 2013, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TN DOL) will be authorized to impose penalties on construction

Fluctuating workweek and bonus payments are incompatible under the FLSA per a recent Ohio federal court ruling

USA - June 5 2013 The "fluctuating workweek" wage payment method is allowed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when (1) a non-exempt employee's hours of work

A brief look at Tennessee's new workers' compensation law

USA - May 29 2013 On April 29, 2013, Governor Bill Haslam signed the Tennessee Workers' Compensation Reform Act of 2013 ("the Reform Act") into law. The Reform Act

A wolf at the door: could a labor union encourage your employees to ask OSHA to inspect your non-union facilities then participate in the inspection?

USA - May 23 2013 Under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), absent a few highly unusual situations, a non-employee union representative can be denied access to an

DOL releases fiduciary tips for selecting target date funds

USA - May 21 2013 In recent years, target date funds (TDFs) have become a popular investment option for many 401(k) plan participants. By investing in a mix of stocks