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Rapid employment law legislative and case law evolution has created complex legal questions for employers and employees alike. Merely keeping up with the increasing number of changes can be challenging for the most experienced of practitioners, not to mention practically applying them to demanding situations that may walk through the door at any moment. Get this comprehensive overview and obtain the valuable information you need to navigate the rapidly changing employment law landscape. No matter which side of the aisle you represent, you are sure to take away tips and techniques for handling advanced-level issues - order today!
including - Ethics: 1.00
This course has been approved by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 12.0 hours of Distance Learning credit, including 1.0 hour of ethics.
J. STEVEN COLLINS is of counsel with Spicer Rudstrom, PLLC, where he focuses his practice on employment law, domestic relations and premises liability. His practice has involved defending and representing parties in the grocery, financial, manufacturing, not-for-profit, and trucking industries; as well as providing counsel on government compliance, hiring agreements and severance packages for employers. Mr. Collins in admitted to practice in Tennessee, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He also has practice privileges before the Tennessee Court of Workers' Compensation Claims, the Tennessee Supreme Court, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Mr. Collins is a Rule 31 Listed General Civil/Family Mediator, and is a member of the Knoxville, American and Tennessee bar associations. He earned his B.S. degree, with honors, from the University of Tennessee; and his J.D. degree, with highest honors, from the University of Tennessee College of Law.
NICHOLAS W. DIEGEL is a litigation attorney in Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC's Knoxville office. As a member of the Advocacy Department, he concentrates his practice in labor and employment law, construction litigation, and commercial litigation. Before joining Baker Donelson, Mr. Diegel concentrated his practice on complex commercial litigation, judgment enforcement, and issues arising from commercial and residential leases. He also previously served as judicial clerk for the Honorable Chancellors in the Chancery Court for Hamilton County in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mr. Diegel is admitted to practice in Tennessee and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Tennessee and his J.D. degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he served as Executive Editor for the Tennessee Law Review.
TIM K. GARRETT is a member of the Nashville law firm of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC, and is the former chairperson of the firm's labor and employment practice area. He has extensive experience in representing employers in the middle Tennessee area and nationally in all areas of labor law and employment law. Mr. Garrett frequently lectures for employers on all aspects of employment law and traditional labor law. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and in Chambers & Partners, USA. Mr. Garrett earned his B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of the South; and his J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he was Order of the Coif.
JACOB GIBSON is a litigation attorney in Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC's Knoxville office. As a member of the Advocacy Department, he assists clients in general business-related litigation matters. Before joining Baker Donelson, Mr. Gibson served as judicial intern to Justice Sharon G. Lee of the Tennessee Supreme Court. He recently presented "God, Guns, and Ganja: Challenges for Today's Employer" (June 21, 2018). Mr. Gibson is admitted to practice in Tennessee and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee, followed by earning his J.D. degree from Boston University School of Law Boston University Law Review, Editorial Board - Note Development Editor.
J. RANDALL PATTERSON is a shareholder with the Jackson office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, where he concentrates his practice in labor and employment law. His litigation experience includes a full range of employment related claims, including sexual harassment, age, race, and disability discrimination; FLSA collective actions; retaliatory discharge; and employment related defamation claims. Mr. Patterson also has litigation experience in ERISA matters involving the denial of employee benefits, breach of fiduciary duties and related claims; and in antitrust and white collar criminal defense. In addition to his litigation practice, he advises employers on many topics, including policies and procedures, reductions in force, wage and hour issues, employee handbooks, drug testing, and employment contracts. Mr. Patterson is an adjunct professor of law at Mississippi College of Law. He has been published extensively including, Employment Law section of the Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law, West Publishing (2017); "Litigating the Workplace Harassment Case," (contributing author) Chapter 19, Religious Discrimination in the Workplace, ABA Publication (2010); Litigating the Workplace Harassment Case, (contributing author) Chapter 5, "Defense Perspective - Responding to a Charge or Complaint," ABA Publication (2010); "Inside the Minds: Employment Dispute Resolution," (contributing author), The Role of the Mediator in Resolving Employment Disputes, Asptore Publications (2008); DRI Young Lawyers Forms Book, 2nd Ed. (contributing co-author), and "Implied Contract Claims," DRI Publication (2008). Mr. Patterson is admitted to practice in Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. He has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America and is listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers as a leading employment lawyer since 2007. Mr. Patterson earned his B.A. degree from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina; and his J.D. degree, with special distinction, from Mississippi College School of Law.
PAUL WEHMEIER is an attorney with Arnett, Draper & Hagood, LLP. He focuses his practice on labor and employment issues. Mr. Wehmeier is admitted to practice in Tennessee and is a member of the Knoxville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations. He received his undergraduate degree from Ball State University and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Tennessee College of Law. He was Vice President of the University of Tennessee Chapter of the Federalist Society.