Category: Tennessee

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A Change of Season Often Brings Out Unique Workers’ Compensation Coverage Questions

From JDSupra, Barret Albritton discusses two unique questions about workers compensation including the question about whether a…

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US Department of Labor recovers more than $358K in back wages for 50 workers at Tennessee home healthcare service 

From the United States Department of Labor:   Misclassification of employees as independent contractors led to overtime…

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Tennessee Extends Misclassification Penalties to Successor Companies in Construction Industry

Workcompcentral reports that Tennessee has passed a bill that imposes misclassification penalties on a construction company’s successor….

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Three States Improve Independent Contractor Status Protection with New Laws 

From the Insights Association, Howard Fienberg reports on three states who changes their laws from the ABC…

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Tennessee Adopts 20-Factor Test in Independent Contractor Analysis 

From JDSupra, Adam Lounsbury, Suellen Oswald, and James Stock report that Tennessee has enacted a new law…

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Bill that would establish eligibility for comp benefits sent to governor

From Business Insurance, Louise Esola reports on a bill in Tennessee that would adopt a 20 point…

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Recently Enacted Tennessee Law Protects Gig Economy Companies 

  From JDSupra, Greg Grisham reports on a recent Tennessee statute that says that some workers who work through…

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Bo Watson’s bill on independent contractors stirs Tennessee Senate debate 

  From the Times Free Press, Andy Sher reports on the debate in the Tennessee senate on a bill…

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Tennessee Court of Appeals Cleans Up Questions on Dog Groomers’ Employment Status 

  From JDSupra, Joshua Sudbury reports on a Tennessee case in which dog groomers were found to be…

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Some contractors avoid workers’ comp to win low construction bid

  From WSFV.com in Nashville, Demetria Kalodimos reports on contractors on construction projects that fail to withhold taxes…

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Newspaper carrier is independent contractor

From Lexology — Owen v. Tennessee Valley Printing Company, Inc., No. 2130139 (Ala. Civ. App. 2014) (holding that newspaper deliverer…

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Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Expands Efforts to Uncover Employer Fraud

From  Clarksville, TN Online — The Workers’ Compensation Division of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has…