December 2018 Archives

Alleged insider trading involves shareholders in mass torts claim

Access to medical advice and monitoring is becoming easier as technology makes it possible for patients in Tennessee and across the world to communicate with doctors electronically. Telemedicine is already a billion-dollar industry, and investors are making profits from well-run companies. Unfortunately, one telemedicine company is facing mass torts action from shareholders who blame the actions of its executives for a marked decline in the value of the company's stock.

Asbestos: The miracle mineral that's toxic to your health

Most people know that asbestos is dangerous for their health -- particularly when it's inhaled -- but this is not the half of it. The reason why asbestos is such a problem -- and the reason why so many people have come down with cancer and other diseases as a result of it -- is because this "miracle mineral" is incredibly useful.

Avoiding wage disputes over holiday pay

Some Tennessee workers may be looking forward to the holidays for an extra day or two off to spend with their families. Others, however, may have to work on those days. Difficult as it may be for them to have to go to work, they may initiate wage disputes if their paychecks do not reflect holiday pay.

Wellness surcharges may violate ERISA rules

Employees in Tennessee who have health insurance or other benefits through their employers may feel comfort in knowing those benefits are under the protection of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. While not all such programs qualify for ERISA protection, those that do must maintain strict standards in administering the plans, including keeping participants informed of any changes and seeking the best interests of the beneficiary over those of the employer. Additionally, ERISA protects plan participants from any kind of discrimination.

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