Monday, July 6, 2020

Surgicalist services available at Cookeville Regional

COOKEVILLE – Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has implemented a surgicalist program to complement the wide range of surgical services and specialties already...

CRMC to have Robotic Center of Excellence

COOKEVILLE – The Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) will move forward with plans to become only the second Robotic Center...

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...

US Supreme Court rules Title VII extends to LGBTQ employees

On Monday, June 15, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia (No. 17-1618), which...

Does your dog bite? – service animals in the workplace

In “The Pink Panther Strikes Again,” Inspector Clouseau famously asks a hotel clerk standing near a dog, “Does your...

COVID-19: A call for action…and balance

As more businesses in Tennessee and other states begin to "reopen" following the relaxation or expiration of stay-at-home orders,...

CRMC begins ‘3,000 in 3 Weeks Face Mask Challenge’

COOKEVILLE – Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has begun their “3,000 in 3 Weeks Face Mask Challenge” and is asking the community to...

Fifth Circuit rules against EEOC enforcement guidance

On Aug. 6, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in State of Texas v. Equal Employment...

DOL weighs in on joint employer test

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently issued interpretive guidance regarding how it would analyze joint employer status under...

DOL finalizes revisions to FLSA’s regular rate of pay regulations

For the first time in more than 50 years, the U. S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour...

At the NLRB, everything old is new again

In a series of decisions and one rule-making announcement – all occurring in December - the National Labor Relations...

COVID-19: A local hospital’s perspective on the virus

COOKEVILLE – At a time when our nation faces massive uncertainty and endless questions about this virus, Cookeville Regional Medical...

Small Business of the Month: March 2020

COOKEVILLE – The Progressive Savings Bank/Upper Cumberland Business Journal’s small business of the month for March 2020 is Newborn Designs.  Newborn designs...

‘Riot Games’ to pay $10 million to settle gender discrimination lawsuit

Riot Games, developer of the popular online battle game “League of Legends,” has agreed to pay out at least...

TORNADO RELIEF: CRMC to waive bills for tornado-related injuries

COOKEVILLE –Tornado victims have one less thing to worry about as Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has announced that...

PRO Act could radically change labor laws

The Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act) is legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on...

New Jersey expands its medical marijuana law

Medical marijuana laws are not only spreading across America, but they are beginning to expand after they are passed.  Currently...

Swallows Insurance tabs Cottles as director of client engagement

COOKEVILLE - Swallows Insurance announced that Christiana Cottles has joined the agency as director of client engagement. Cottles is a Deans List...

CRMC expands cardiac imaging program

COOKEVILLE – Patients needing more detailed cardiac imaging can now get that testing done closer to home. 

DOL opinion letter approves FMLA leave for special education school meetings

On Aug. 8, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor issued opinion letter, FMLA 2019-2-A; which states that parents of...

APPEARANCE DISCRIMINATION: IS IT ILLEGAL?

One’s appearance is not an indication of one’s character or work ethic.  And we have all heard the adage, “Don’t...