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How Companies Try to Get Rid of Older Employees

Published April 29, 2021 by Employment and Consumer Law Group
How Companies Try to Get Rid of Older Employees

Companies should value older employees for their experience and knowledge. But unfortunately, there are cases where business owners or managers actively try to get rid of older employees. This practice violates Tennessee and federal laws regarding age discrimination in the…

How to Minimize Risk for Unpaid Overtime

Published March 4, 2021 by Employment and Consumer Law Group
Minimizing Risk for Unpaid Overtime

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) protects American workers by regulating many aspects of employment, including overtime pay for non-exempt workers. Non-exempt workers are hourly employees who are eligible for overtime when they work more than 40 hours per week….

Overtime Pay for Salaried Employees

Published February 25, 2021 by Employment and Consumer Law Group
Can Salaried Employees Be Paid Overtime?

Sometimes it’s unintentional, sometimes it’s part of a contrived plan. You and other hardworking employees get cheated out of overtime pay you are due. With the help of a skilled employment lawyer, you may be able to recoup your losses…

How to Prove Hours Worked in Unpaid Overtime Case

Published December 15, 2020 by Employment and Consumer Law Group
How to Prove Unpaid Overtime

Tennessee does not have its own laws on overtime wages. Instead, both employers and employees must abide by wage rules outlined by federal law, including those regarding overtime pay. Unless they are classified as exempt, Tennessee employees are required to…

Unpaid Overtime FAQ

Published December 14, 2020 by Employment and Consumer Law Group
Unpaid Overtime FAQs

Tennessee employers are expected to abide by federal overtime laws or face stiff penalties. Despite this fact, many hardworking Tennesseans run into disputes with their employers regarding overtime pay. It can be difficult to understand the complexities of wage laws,…

Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Employment Lawyer

Published September 10, 2020 by Employment and Consumer Law Group
Questions to Ask Your Employment Lawyer

Knowing what to do if you’re having trouble at work is understandably stressful. We all depend on our jobs for financial security. But if you believe that have been treated unfairly or are the victim of harassment or discrimination at…

Your Rights Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Published June 23, 2020 by Employment and Consumer Law Group
Your Rights Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every aspect life throughout the country. To help businesses and individuals cope with the impacts of the virus, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was established. This act provides certain employees with the right…

McDonald's Agrees to Pay $26 Million to Settle Wage Theft Lawsuit

Published April 2, 2020 by Employment and Consumer Law Group
McDonald’s Pays $26 Million in Wage Theft Lawsuit

McDonald’s has agreed to pay $26 million in a settlement with California employees who accused the fast food chain of not paying them appropriately for overtime and denying them breaks, among other things. The class action lawsuit was brought on…

Bullying Bosses Can Worsen Workplace Safety

Published March 18, 2020 by Employment and Consumer Law Group
Workplace Safety Can Worsen Under Bullying Bosses

Everyone experiences job stress at some point. But a new study shows bullying from a boss can put you —and everyone you work with — at a greater risk of workplace injury. A survey of airline workers and manufacturing technicians…

Our COVID-19 Update

Published March 16, 2020 by Employment and Consumer Law Group

You Don’t Need to Leave the House to Meet with Our Lawyers. Concerned About Coronavirus? We all have a duty to keep ourselves, our families, our neighbors, and our communities safe right now. This means temporarily reshaping the way we…

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