Sunday, May 16, 2021

Burlap Room announces May Cigar Night

SMITHVILLE – Bert Driver’s Burlap Room announces its Burlap Willow Cigar Night #3 has been...

SmartFinancial announces results for first quarter 2021

KNOXVILLE, TN –  SmartFinancial, Inc., operating as SmartBank in the Upper Cumberland region, recently announced net income of $9.8 million, or $0.65 per...

‘Virtual’ harassment is a real thing

Since the COVID pandemic hit the U.S. in March 2020, employers have been navigating the difficult straights between maintaining...

The times they are changing – Wage and Hour under the...

Not surprisingly, President Joe Biden’s administration has acted quickly to counteract many of the regulations and interpretive guidance issued by the previous...

Burlap Room ramps up 2021 outdoor season

SMITHVILLE – There are a few treasures hidden within the Upper Cumberland. Come explore one as...

“No poach” penalty: criminal charges from DOJ

On Jan. 7, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued a press release wherein a federal grand jury...

Patient safety a priority at CRMC

COOKEVILLE - Patient safety is a team effort and the ultimate priority at Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC), which has ranked high in...

The shrinking incentive: wellness plans under review

On Jan. 7, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued two new proposed regulations under the Americans...

Executive Order to OSHA brings updated guidance on COVID-19

While the world celebrates the ongoing vaccinations against COVID-19, it is clear the pandemic is far from eradicated and...

COVID-19 brings new fraud scams to the workplace

Employers have faced numerous challenges throughout the pandemic, including the issue of fake COVID-19 claims by employees seeking to...

Is employer-required COVID-19 testing an alternative to the vaccine?

As employers consider whether the COVID-19 vaccination should be mandatory for employees, issues arise regarding what to do when...

SmartFinancial announces results for the fourth quarter 2020

KNOXVILLE - SmartFinancial, Inc. ("SmartFinancial" or the "Company"; NASDAQ: SMBK), has announced net income of $9.0 million, or $0.59 per diluted common share,...

Can employers require employees to obtain COVID-19 vaccinations?

Now that COVID-19 vaccinations are becoming available, employers are considering whether to require employees to be vaccinated against this...

LEGAL: Holiday travel safety in the COVID era

With a new surge of COVID-19 cases popping up in many locations, holiday travel raises concerns for more than...

SmartBank: Culture drives success as ‘Top Workplace’

UPPER CUMBERLAND - Being recognized as a top workplace is tough. Maintaining an industry reputation as one of the best...

LEGAL: COVID-19 and OSHA: What to know…

As the COVID-19 virus rages on, employers continue to grapple with compliance issues in the workplace. Among those issues...

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

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

Price, Porten promoted to Plateau Region executive positions

COOKEVILLE – SmartBank recently announced the promotions of Anthony Price and Mike Porten. Price has been promoted to Area Market Executive for the...

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...

Lindsay joins Swallows Insurance as Employee Benefits Specialist

COOKEVILLE – Swallows Insurance announces the addition of Jennifer Lindsay as an Employee Benefits Specialist. Lindsay is a native of Southern California and...

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...