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.

Gilbert Russell McWherter Scott...
341 Cool Springs Blvd., Suite 230
Franklin , TN 37067
Immediate Past Chair
Waller Lansden Dortch Davis
PO Box 198966
Nashville, TN 37219

NLRB: Companies Can Be Liable for Actions of Franchises

The National Labor Relations Board today ruled 3-2 that companies can be held liable for labor violations committed by franchises and contractors, the Washington Examiner reports. "With more than 2.87 million of the nation's workers employed through temporary agencies in August 2014, the board held that its previous joint employer standard has failed to keep pace with changes in the workplace and economic circumstances," the board said.

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Restaurant Workers File Suit, Claim They Were Underpaid

Current and former employees filed suit against O’Charley’s and McDonald’s in separate federal wage-and-hour class action claims, stating they were underpaid. According to the Nashville Post, one current and two former Nashville-area employees allege they worked full shifts and attended training sessions at McDonald’s for which they were not paid. A former O’Charley’s server said he was paid $2.13 hour tip rate while doing untipped work and was denied overtime for working after closing time.

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