Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2015’

New Workers Compensation Law

The Legislature has significantly revised the Workers’ Compensation Law. New rules apply to employees injured on or after July 1, 2014. The new law generally reduces potential benefits and makes it more difficult for employees to establish a right to benefits. Trial Courts no longer have any involvement with workers’ compensation cases. All claims are now handled by a newly …

Read More

Wilson Worley presents “Employment Law for Small Business” – Sponsored by KOSBE. on Thursday June 25

Small business owners frequently imagine that human resources issues are for big business only. In reality, any number of laws, state and federal, apply to most businesses no matter how small. These include laws governing workplace safety, wages and hours, and workers compensation. Moreover, a business doesn’t have to get very big before a number of other laws, including the …

Read More

Recent Medical Malpractice Ruling

On May 29, 2015 the Tennessee Supreme Court filed an opinion resolving a question that may seem trivial, but teaches an important lesson. Some background: Bringing a healthcare liability action requires some technical steps not required in other types of cases. For example, Tennessee Code Annotated § 29-26-122 states that the plaintiff in a healthcare liability action in which expert …

Read More