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 Ave Ste 1000
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423)785-8320

'Workers' Comp Opt-Out' Bill Dead

The legislation known as the "Workers' Comp Opt-Out" bill is dead for this session. The Tennessee Employee Injury Benefit Alternative legislation, SB721, HB997, by Sen. Mark Green, R-Clarksville, and Rep. Jeremy Durham, R-Franklin, was taken off notice this week. Proponents of the bill stated that at this time they do not plan to run it this legislative session. A hearing on the bill scheduled for Feb. 10 in a House committee has been cancelled.   

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Judge Overturns Ruling in Nashville Schools' Dispute with Union

Nashville's former director of schools legally suspended an agreement with the Service Employees International Union in 2011, a recent decision from Court of Appeals Judge Richard Dinkins says. The opinion overturns a lower court decision that said Jesse Register did not have the authority to suspend the the labor negotiations policy that represented non-licensed employees. An attorney for SEIU said he plans to appeal to the Tennessee Supreme Court. Read more from The Tennessean.

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