Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Wimberly Lawson

DOL proposes new rule defining independent contractors vs. employees under the FLSA

On Sept. 22, 2020, the U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed rule addressing how to determine...

Totally tracking time worked for teleworkers

It is common knowledge that one impact of the pandemic has been an increase in the number of employees...

Accommodating opioids in the workplace: EEOC issues guidance

On Aug. 5, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued two guidance documents regarding the interplay between the...

COVID-19 update: DOL revises FFCRA regulations

While April feels like a lifetime ago, you likely remember the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issuing a final...

Tennessee employer responsibilities for pregnant workers are expanded

On June 22, 2020, Gov. Bill Lee signed into law the Tennessee Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which went into...

Supreme Court upholds religious protections in employment and governmental regulations

On July 8, 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued two 7-2 opinions in cases upholding various religious concerns...