A Comprehensive Primer on Labor and Employment Law
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A Comprehensive Primer on Labor and Employment Law
As employment-related litigation rates continue to rise, employers must look for ways to protect themselves in a legal manner. Human resource compliance can be one of the most costly and time-consuming aspects for a business; can you streamline the process and prevent unnecessary risk? This program will get you up to speed so you can return to work confident in your abilities. Know the fundamentals of human resources: from hiring to firing and everything in between. Register today!
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J. LANE CROWDER is of counsel with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, in their Chattanooga office where she is a member of the labor and employment group. Ms. Crowder concentrates her practice on commercial and employment litigation and represents corporations and health care facilities in a wide variety of cases including employment discrimination claims and contract disputes. She graduated with her B.A. degree from the University of Virginia and she earned her J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Ms. Crowder is admitted to practice in the state of Tennessee, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington and the U.S. Supreme Court. She is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, the Chattanooga Federal Bar Association (Board Member), and the Southeast Tennessee Legal Association of Women.
CINDY COLE ETTINGOFF is CEO and general counsel for Memphis Area Legal Services and practices in the areas of labor and employment law; representing both employers and employees in OSHA, wage and hour, FMLA, ADA, and other employment law matters. In recent years, one of the major focuses of her practice has been assisting growing employers in the development of their employment policies and practices, including drug testing policies, disciplinary policies, workers' compensation policies, and performance policies, as well as in contract drafting and negotiation. In addition, Ms. Ettingoff is the chair of the Tennessee Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and serves as a mediator on employment-related disputes. She earned her J.D. degree from the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.
JILL EVERT is an attorney at Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLC. She represents employers in a wide variety of employment-related claims and focuses her practice on defending against employee-initiated disputes. In addition to her litigation background, she advises managers on policies and employment decisions to avoid disputes. Ms. Evert has represented employers, large and small, in manufacturing, agriculture, healthcare, retail, and financial services. She earned B.F.A. degree from Watkins college and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Tennessee College of Law.
J. GREGORY GRISHAM is of counsel in the Memphis office of Fisher & Phillips LLP. Mr. Grisham has 30 years of experience counseling and representing employers in all aspects of workplace law in Tennessee and across the United States. He has helped employers avoid claims, charges and lawsuits with a focus on preventative practices. Preventative practices include counseling in situations involving discipline, termination, demotion, promotion and other workplace changes in the terms and conditions of employment, harassment investigations, wage and hour compliance, FMLA Compliance, Reasonable Accommodation assessment, supervisor training and the review of employment policies and procedures. Mr. Grisham has successfully litigated hundreds of administrative charges, employment lawsuits, and arbitration demands on behalf of employers; including federal and state law claims alleging discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, defamation, invasion of privacy, breach of contract, wage and hour violations and ERISA violations, among others. He represents employers in the enforcement of post-employment restrictive covenants such as non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements and related trade secret litigation. Mr. Grisham is a regular speaker at public seminars on workplace law issues and has authored numerous articles on a variety of labor and employment law related topics. He currently serves on the Executive Council of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section and is a board member of the Memphis Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section. Mr. Grisham earned his B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee, his M.B.A. degree from the University of Mississippi and his J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Memphis.
KERRY E. KNOX is a sole practitioner, primarily focusing on employment litigation. He has tried multiple cases in state and federal courts, including race discrimination, gender discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, violations of the Family & Medical Leave Act, and violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Mr. Knox has also briefed and argued cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Tennessee Supreme Court, the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals and the Tennessee Court of Appeals. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ann E. Vitunac in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Mr. Knox graduated, magna cum laude, from Middle Tennessee State University and earned his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Tennessee College of Law.
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