Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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...

Twin Lakes: Doorbell cameras aren’t just for answering the door anymore

Five benefits of having a doorbell camera UPPER CUMBERLAND – Many think that a doorbell camera just...

Benefits of banking with a ‘community’ bank

UPPER CUMBERLAND - Deciding between a local community bank and a big national bank may seem like an intimidating...

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...

CRMC ‘equipped’ to handle record COVID numbers

COOKEVILLE – With spiking COVID numbers across the region, concern about the status of hospitals naturally rises. Unfortunately, there are...

Flu shot becomes even more critical in COVID era

COOKEVILLE – With spiking COVID rates throughout the Upper Cumberland, officials warn it is even more critical this year to...

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...

Security systems offer more than home security

UPPER CUMBERLAND – Today’s security systems offer homeowners more than just the peace of mind derived from knowing their house...

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...

SmartBank looks to build on Progressive’s solid foundation

UPPER CUMBERLAND - Effective March 1, 2020, SmartFinancial (parent company of SmartBank) acquired Progressive Savings Bank (six branches in four counties)...

SmartBank brings its ‘wow’ factor to the Upper Cumberland region

UPPER CUMBERLAND - Effective March 1, 2020, SmartFinancial (parent company of SmartBank) acquired Progressive Savings Bank (six branches in four...

Twitter clatter: when employee social media activity makes your head hurt

Employers are increasingly dealing with situations where a member of the public complains about an employee’s private social media...

Twin Lakes to construct, manage $11.55 million in emergency broadband funds

UPPER CUMBERLAND – Gov. Bill Lee recently announced $61 million in Emergency Broadband Fund grants to improve access to broadband...

To mask or not to mask?

COOKEVILLE – Five-plus months into living with the COVID-19 virus, there is still a great debate over the wearing of...

NLRB revises standard for analyzing claims of unlawful discipline

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) has for years analyzed a variety of circumstances where an employee who was engaged...

2020 Tennessee workers’ compensation legislative update

The Tennessee General Assembly passed two workers’ compensation bills in 2020. Both implement important statutory changes. For the most...

Twin Lakes: Smart homes save you more than just money

UPPER CUMBERLAND – In this hot real estate market, many homeowners are looking for something to make their home stand...

SmartBank names Hereford Executive VP, CIO

KNOXVILLE - SmartBank has announced that Daniel Hereford has been hired as executive vice president, chief information officer. In this role, he will...

CRMC receives ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI accreditation

Cookeville Regional Medical Center provides necessary care, resources to patients with heart attack symptoms COOKEVILLE - The American College of Cardiology...

COVID-19 and OSHA’S updated response to inspections

Things are beginning to open back up, and we are all learning to adjust to the new “normal,” whatever...