Tuesday, April 7, 2020

At the NLRB, everything old is new again

In a series of decisions and one rule-making announcement – all occurring in December - the National Labor Relations...

COVID-19: A local hospital’s perspective on the virus

COOKEVILLE – At a time when our nation faces massive uncertainty and endless questions about this virus, Cookeville Regional Medical...

Small Business of the Month: March 2020

COOKEVILLE – The Progressive Savings Bank/Upper Cumberland Business Journal’s small business of the month for March 2020 is Newborn Designs.  Newborn designs...

‘Riot Games’ to pay $10 million to settle gender discrimination lawsuit

Riot Games, developer of the popular online battle game “League of Legends,” has agreed to pay out at least...

TORNADO RELIEF: CRMC to waive bills for tornado-related injuries

COOKEVILLE –Tornado victims have one less thing to worry about as Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has announced that...

PRO Act could radically change labor laws

The Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act) is legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on...

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...

Swallows Insurance tabs Cottles as director of client engagement

COOKEVILLE - Swallows Insurance announced that Christiana Cottles has joined the agency as director of client engagement. Cottles is a Deans List...

CRMC expands cardiac imaging program

COOKEVILLE – Patients needing more detailed cardiac imaging can now get that testing done closer to home. 

DOL opinion letter approves FMLA leave for special education school meetings

On Aug. 8, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor issued opinion letter, FMLA 2019-2-A; which states that parents of...

APPEARANCE DISCRIMINATION: IS IT ILLEGAL?

One’s appearance is not an indication of one’s character or work ethic.  And we have all heard the adage, “Don’t...

APPEARANCE DISCRIMINATION: IS IT ILLEGAL?

One’s appearance is not an indication of one’s character or work ethic.  And we have all heard the adage, “Don’t...

MARIJUANA LAW UPDATE

Starting on Jan. 1, 2020, most Nevada employers will no longer be allowed to drug test potential new hires...

Small Business of the Month: December 2019

COOKEVILLE - The Progressive Savings Bank/Upper Cumberland Business Journal’s small business of the month for December 2019 is The Gunshop with locations in Livingston...

CRMC Diabetes Center recognized by ADA

COOKEVILLE – The Cookeville Regional Medical Center Diabetes Center was recently recognized by the prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate...

CRMC first in state with high-tech OR imaging

COOKEVILLE – Entering the operating suites at Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC), the first thing to catch your eye is...

DOL OPINION LETTER – FMLA LEAVE

On March 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an opinion letter on the issue of whether...

Supreme Court to tackle scope of Title VII’s prohibition on sex...

On April 22, 2019, the United States Supreme Court announced it would review three cases, Bostock v. Clayton County, GA,...

RECOGNIZING AN ACCOMMODATION REQUEST UNDER THE ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) requires covered employers (those with 15 or more employees) to make reasonable accommodations...

Small Business of the Month: October 2019

COOKEVILLE – The Progressive Savings Bank/Upper Cumberland Business Journal’s small business of the month for October 2019 is Hope Center Adoption & Family Services, a...

Rains Agency set to assist during Medicare Open Enrollment

The enrollment and review period runs Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 for qualified individuals considering options