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

New Federal Overtime Rule Finalized

The U.S. Department of Labor finalized today a new overtime rule that will make employees who earn yearly salaries of $47,476 or less to be eligible for overtime if they work more than 40 hours a week. The overtime rule, which has not been changed since 2004, is expected to impact 4.2 million workers. Read more from Fast Company.

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Circuit Court Denies Claims in Age Discrimination Suits

Two former Knox County 4th Circuit Court supervisors filed identical age discrimination lawsuits that claim their ages and salaries were the reason for their termination in January 2015. But Knox County Criminal Court Clerk Mike Hammond paints a different picture of why they were let go, claiming the pair “acted as ringmasters over a circus atmosphere surrounding the handling of domestic violence cases.” The county also denied the women, ages 66 and 60, were the oldest on staff. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the women are each seeking $500,000 in punitive damages as well as lost wages.

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