Sunday, October 25, 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...

COVID-19 clears the way for telehealth to treat Tennessee workplace injuries

One of the most fundamental rights of an injured worker under the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Law is the right...

⊕ LEGAL: Government moving rapidly on transgender and sexual orientation issues

In September, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed two lawsuits against two different employers alleging they violated Title VII's prohibition on sex discrimination...

When is a leave of absence required as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA?

By Jeff Jones Special to the UCBJ Employers frequently face the situation where an employee seeks a leave of absence due to a medical condition, but...

LEGAL: Employer refused to hire morbidly obese plaintiff

The subject of morbidly obese plaintiffs under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) generates a lot of interest as well as litigation. In 2008,...

How to respond to Social Security mismatch letters

Many employers are receiving letters from the Social Security Administration (SSA) requesting correction of employees’ Social Security Numbers. These...