Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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 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...

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...

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...

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...