Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Legal Column

LEGAL: Updates to Tennessee Drug-Free Workplace Act

By Jeff Jones Special to the UCBJ Effective May 6, 2018, the Tennessee Department of Labor amended Regulations under the Drug-Free Workplace Act (“the Act”). Below are...

LEGAL: Policies against employee videos/recordings unlawful

Like many employers, your employee handbook may contain some version of the following rule: Without prior management approval or consent, recording conversations, phone calls and...

Sixteen states ask US Supreme Court to clarify Title VII’s prohibition on discrimination “because...

By Jeff Jones Special to the UCBJ Sixteen States, including Tennessee, have filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court asking the Court to review...

LEGAL: Should employers keep email addresses of employees or not?

By Jeff Jones Special to the UCBJ Some employers are asking whether they should collect employee email addresses. The main concern is that under the National...

OSHA reverses policy on drug testing, safety incentives

By Jeff Jones Special to the UCBJ On May 12, 2016, OSHA published a final rule that, among other things, amended 29 C.F.R. § 1904.35 to...

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...