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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Tennessee’s New “Guns in Trunks” Law

Posted in Doing Business in Tennessee

A new Tennessee law, effective July 1, 2013, allows Tennessee employees who hold valid permits to carry concealed weapons, to bring their weapons onto their employer’s parking lot, under certain conditions.  In light of this new law, Tennessee employers who wish to limit handguns and other weapons on their premises may do the following: Continue… Continue Reading

Employers Should Begin Using the New Form I-9 “Right Away”

Posted in Employment Agreements/Non-Compete Policies and Practice

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently published a revised Employment Eligibility Verification form (Form I-9). The USCIS website has instructed employers to begin using the new form “right away.” However, the currently approved forms dated February 2, 2009 and August 7, 2009 will be deemed acceptable until May 7, 2013. After May… Continue Reading

New FMLA Regulations Have Limited Impact But Will Require New Poster

Posted in Leaves of Absence/FMLA Law and Practice

The Department of Labor recently issued new FMLA regulations. The new regulations will take effect March 8, 2013. The regulations will have limited impact on most employers. However, the new regulations will require employers to obtain and post a new poster with the revised language contained in the regulations. The other, more substantive impact is… Continue Reading