A few employment laws survive Tennessee's 2014 legislative session

This was an interesting year for employment law issues in the Tennessee General Assembly. Despite early rumblings about amendments to last year's "guns in trunks" law that would've provided clarification about whether Tennessee employers may lawfully fire employees who violate broad "no weapons" policies, the only changes to that law at the end of the day involve some new language explaining how firearms may be stored and what constitutes a "vehicle" under the law. Likewise, a bill that would have permitted employees to waive their statutory entitlement to a 30-minute meal break during a six- hour shift fizzled out. But some significant employment legislation did make it through. At press time, the following bills hadn't yet been signed by Governor Bill Haslam, but all indications are they will be. Read More...