Labor and Employment Law Section

The section focuses on all traditional labor relations issues and matters arising in individual employment rights. A continuing legal education seminar on employment law issues is sponsored annually by the section, as is a regular newsletter.

Chair
Waller Lansden Dortch Davis
PO Box 198966
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)244-6380
Immediate Past Chair
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell...
211 Commerce Street, Suite 800
Nashville, TN 37201
(615)726-5552
Vice-Chair
Gilbert Russell McWherter Scott...
341 Cool Springs Blvd., Suite 230
Franklin , TN 37067
(615)354-1144

Justices Side With Employees over Retirement Plan

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously today in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings, WMC News 5 reports. The justices revived claims by current and former employees of energy company Edison International who argued that the company chose mutual funds with excessive fees. The Supreme Court disagreed with the appellate decision in an opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer. People in charge of investment options have an ongoing responsibility to monitor the situation, Breyer said. "The continuing duty to review investments includes a duty to remove imprudent investments," Breyer said. The AP has more.

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Court: Judges Can Review EEOC Bids to Settle Job Bias

A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that federal judges have authority, though limited, to make sure the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is trying hard enough to settle charges of job discrimination before filing lawsuits against employers. WRCB has the Associated Press story.

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