Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2017’

Tennessee Billboard Act Declared Unconstitutional

Tennessee has long made a distinction between on-premises and off-premises commercial signs in sign regulations. In general, on-premise signs (those that advertise or point to a good or service provided on the same site as the sign) are less regulated than off-premises advertising signs. This may come to an end. The Western District of Tennessee declared the state law unconstitutional …

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Workers Compensation Physician Panel Provisions: Ignore At Your Own Risk!

Russell Adkins   Tennessee’s workers compensation laws require an employer to offer injured employees with a panel of three or more physicians. An injured employee has the option to select one of those physicians to provide treatment. If the selected physician orders referral to a specialist, the employer is deemed to have accepted the referral unless the employer provides the …

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The Continuing Struggle over Class Action Waivers in Employment Arbitration

Robert Arrington[1] Many employers now have company sponsored employee dispute resolution plans, in which all employees are required to agree to submit employment disputes to binding arbitration. Most such agreements prohibit employees from filing class actions. For the past several years, these provisions have been under attack from the National Labor Relations Board. It appears this controversy may soon be …

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