Slip and Fall Case in Tennessee

Most people are familiar with slip and fall law suits. For business owners, it’s a serious topic because it could easily happen to them. A Tennessee McDonalds recently had a case brought against them. After Mrs. Willis placed her order, she

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COBRA Overview

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) requires most group health plans to provide a temporary continuation of group health coverage that otherwise might be terminated. COBRA requires continuation

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Tips on Employee Handbooks

Employee handbooks are also referred to as policy manuals or employee booklets. Employers like handbooks to spell out expectations of the employees and to use it as a tool to cover their assets in the event of a lawsuit. Employees typically view ma

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Progressive Discipline

Progressive discipline (also referred to as performance improvement plans or get well plans) is a process for dealing with job related behavior or performance that does not meet the already communicated expectations. The purpose is to assist the

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Employee Get Overtime Pay?

Here’s a challenging legal situation you could encounter. Employee argues that he worked 17 hours on labor day weekend, 4 hours on Mother’s Day, 2 hours on Father’s Day, 23 hours on a certain Friday and Saturday completing a mandatory inven

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Tips on Collecting Late Payments

If you’re in business, chances are that you are having issues with slow or no paying customers. This is unfortunate because it creates waste of time, effort, and money from your business. The good news is that there are steps and best practices

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What can be done if your competition is stealing your employees?

It’s a small world we live in especially when it comes to the industry we work in. My guess would be that you know who your competition is and probably the names of certain individuals who work for the competition. It’s not uncommon for emplo

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Non-Work Related Injury

Should an employer make accommodations for a non-work related injury? This is an interesting question and one that all employers will likely face at some point. I’ll start with saying that there is nothing that saysyou can’t accommodate a pers

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When is Employer Liable for Employee Travel Accidents or Injuries?

This question has become more and more important as today’s work environment becomes increasingly mobile. This mobility lends to a less structured work place. There are an increasingly higher number of people working from home and with more fle

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Know Your Contract!

We sign contracts all the time. As consumers, we are agreeing to terms that we typically don’t even bother to read. Unfortunately, ignorance of the law or of your contract terms doesn’t make for a good defense. There is a beauty in contract l

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