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

Court Reverses Dismissal of Health Care Liability Lawsuit

The Tennessee Supreme Court has reversed a trial court’s dismissal of a health care liability lawsuit against an East Tennessee doctor and hospital, concluding that delivery of pre-suit notice of a health care liability action via FedEx is a proper method of service under Tennessee law. In a unanimous opinion authored by Chief Justice Sharon G. Lee, the Supreme Court held that the delivery of pre-suit notice to health care defendants may be achieved by substantially complying with the statute and that use of FedEx as the carrier of the notice letters constitutes substantial compliance. The AOC has more.

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Obama Announces New Overtime Rules

President Barack Obama yesterday announced new rules that will allow salaried workers making up to $50,440 to be eligible for time-and-a-half overtime pay, the ABA Journal reports. The new rules, which will take effect in 2016 after a comment period, raise the salary floor from $23,660, which was set in 2004. The administration estimates that five million workers will benefit from the change.

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