October 2019 Archives

Mass torts actions are one way to stop phone spam

There are probably few people in Tennessee who have not had the frustration of dealing with intrusive calls and texts from scammers, spammers and robocallers. In fact, anyone who has made a purchase online or made their phone numbers public, even through friends, can find themselves victims of a barrage of texts and phone calls. Many fed up consumers have successfully filed mass torts actions to fight the illegal spam.

Security guards engage in wage and hour disputes

When a person goes to work, he or she has the right to expect fair pay for the hours spent on the job. Tennessee employees expect their employers to pay them for time worked, which includes overtime pay. When this does not happen, underpaid or unpaid individuals have the right to speak out about that mistreatment. Recently, security guards engaged in wage and hour disputes because of unfair pay practices and unpaid overtime.

Does AT&T pension plan violate ERISA?

Planning for retirement is not something a worker can do overnight. It takes careful consideration and prudent decisions to establish a fund that can support a retiree's needs as well as offer some options for the golden years. For many in Tennessee, investing in a retirement plan through an employer is ideal, especially if the plan is protected by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. However, those participants in AT&T pension plans say their company has violated the terms of ERISA.

Don't wait to seek a mesothelioma diagnosis

You've seen the commercials and read about it online. You may even know someone who is going through treatment for mesothelioma. If you have any reason to believe you may be suffering from this serious illness, it's critical to consult with your doctor.

Wage-and-hour disputes lead to steep fines for restuarant

Tennessee restaurant workers have the right to expect fair pay for the hours they've worked, even though they may rely on tips for a portion of their income. Despite this right, many employers take advantage of the system and fail to pay their workers rightful income, something that can be easy to do in a restaurant. Recently, workers in another state engaged in wage-and-hour disputes with their employer over this same issue. 

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