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
Gilbert Russell McWherter Scott...
341 Cool Springs Blvd., Suite 230
Franklin , TN 37067
(615)354-1144
Immediate Past Chair
Waller Lansden Dortch Davis
PO Box 198966
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)244-6380
Vice-Chair
Miller & Martin PLLC
832 Georgia Avenue Suite 1200
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423)785-8320

Volkswagen to Appeal Ruling on Chattanooga Union Election

Volkswagen is appealing a National Labor Relations Board ruling that enabled a union vote by the United Auto Workers at the automaker’s Chattanooga assembly plant, the Associated Press reports.  A Volkswagen Chattanooga spokesman said the board “declined to fully evaluate” Volkswagen's challenge to the election. About 160 workers participated in the December election; the company said labor decisions should be made by the entire hourly workforce.

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Annual Labor & Employment Forum, May 6

Debra Lawrence of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will speak on the Equal Pay Act at the 20th Annual Labor & Employment Forum on May 6 at the Bar Center in Nashville. Other topics include federal and Tennessee Law updates, hot topics in wage and hour law, and perspectives from the bench. The forum, approved for six CLE credits, is from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Register by May 1.

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