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.

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Regulators Allow Beauty App to Operate

The Tennessee Cosmetology and Barber Examiners Board has dropped its complaint against Belle, a new app that connects users with licensed beauty and fitness professionals, Forbes reports. The board had threatened the company with a $500 fine and a cease-and-desist order for lacking a cosmetology license. The board ultimately decided Belle was a technology company and not a cosmetology shop, and closed the complaint. It also dropped a complaint against a similar app, Stylist on Call. Belle says it plans to work with legislators next year to ensure regulations “keep pace with evolving markets and technology.”

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EEOC Sues Nashville Company for Same-Sex Harassment

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit Friday against Nashville-based manufacturer Centurion Products, accusing it of violating federal law by allowing same-sex sexual harassment at its East Germantown plant. According to the compliant, a male supervisor continually made sexually charged insults and innuendos at other male employees, creating a “hostile work environment,” the Nashville Business Journal reports. One employee also alleges that his termination was the direct result of his refusal to identify the defendant to other supervisors.

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