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What Happens If an Employer Doesn't Pay Overtime?

Published April 11, 2024
What Happens If Your Employer Doesn’t Pay Overtime?

For many Tennessee employees, working more than 40 hours per week entitles them to overtime pay. These overtime wages can add up, making the hours spent away from home, friends, and family financially worthwhile. But what happens if your workplace…

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act of 2023: What Employees Should Know

Published March 19, 2024
Pregnant Workers Fairness Act 2023: What Employees Should Know

Statistics show that 80 percent of working women have a child during their lifetime. Pregnancy comes with immeasurable rewards but also health risks. Until recently, certain employment laws failed to protect working mothers sufficiently. The new Pregnant Workers Fairness Act…

Nashville Religious Discrimination Attorney

Published February 2, 2024
Nashville Religious Discrimination Lawyer

Federal and Tennessee laws prevent employers from discriminating against workers based on their religious beliefs or customs. These laws also require employers to make reasonable accommodations so employees can observe their chosen spiritual practices. Despite these guaranteed protections, employers sometimes…

Nashville Age Discrimination Lawyer

Nashville Age Discrimination Lawyer

Has your employer mistreated you due to your age? Were you passed over for a position or advancement? If so, you may have the right to seek financial compensation and other relief for what you’ve endured. A Nashville age discrimination…

Workplace Discrimination Claims Nashville

Published September 8, 2023
Nashville Workplace Discrimination Claims

Discriminating against employees and prospective employees isn’t just unethical — thanks to state and federal laws, it’s often illegal. Anti-discrimination laws extend to all aspects of employment, from the initial recruitment and interviewing processes through compensation and benefits to disciplinary…

Is It Mandatory for an Employee to Sign a Non-Compete Agreement Before Receiving Their Last Paycheck?

Published April 14, 2023
Is It Mandatory for an Employee to Sign a Non-Compete Agreement Before Receiving Their Last Paycheck?

Some employment contracts contain non-compete clauses, which prohibit workers from joining a competitor organization for a period of time after leaving their current positions. The question of what it means to sign a non-compete is confusing for many employees who…

When Are You Entitled to a Meal Break at Work?

Published February 6, 2023
When Are You Entitled to a Meal Break at Work?

As a Tennessee employee, you may wonder whether you are entitled to a meal break during your job shift. The answer is yes. State law permits you to have a meal break at work during a qualifying shift. Your employer…

Terminated on Your Day Off: Can This Really Happen?

Can You Really Be Fired on Your Day Off?

Learning you lost or are about to lose your job can be shocking. But can your employer fire you on your day off? Unfortunately, the answer to this question is usually yes. In Tennessee, your employer can fire you at…

Can I be fired or subject to discipline for "quiet quitting"?

Can I Be Disciplined or Fired for “Quiet Quitting?”

Recent polls suggest that up to 50 percent of the U.S. workforce is mentally withdrawing from work in a phenomenon dubbed “quiet quitting.” If you’re stepping back from your career because you’re feeling burnt out, underappreciated, or underpaid, you might be…

Tips for Selecting a Whistleblower Lawyer in a Fraud Case

Published September 22, 2022
Tips for Selecting a Whistleblower Lawyer in a Fraud Case

Reporting fraud against the government can be a frightening prospect. You know you should notify the proper authorities of someone’s illegal activity. However, you might also worry about your employer retaliating against you and costing you your job. You shouldn’t…

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