Friday, February 21, 2020

Legal Column

LEGAL: TN workers’ comp reform promises many employer-friendly changes

In 2013, the Tennessee General Assembly enacted major workers’ compensation changes initiated by Gov. Bill Haslam and supported by the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce...

LEGAL: Are you a joint employer? Guidance issued on wage-hour liability

Attorneys and clients are familiar with cases in which a plaintiff sues a group of defendants, hoping that the plaintiff can find a "deep...

New Jersey expands its medical marijuana law

Medical marijuana laws are not only spreading across America, but they are beginning to expand after they are passed.  Currently...

LEGAL: Should you fire employees who present new Social Security number?

There is a provision in the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services "Handbook for Employers, Guidance for Completing Form I-9," which deals with a situation...

The “Parent Trap” – Is your Parental Leave Policy an invitation for trouble?

By Jeff Jones Special to the UCBJ Paid time off to bond with a newly arrived infant is a wonderfully generous (and rare) benefit, but it...

⊕LEGAL: Broad company policies can create big problems, whether in handbooks or not

Several recent cases dramatically illustrate the need for careful company drafting of its employment policies, even though some are not related to employee handbooks....