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USA Guide 2022
Tennessee Labor & Employment
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Band 2

2 Ranked Lawyers

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Provided by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Labor & Employment Practice Summary

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys represent union and non-union companies as well as public and private employers ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small locally-owned businesses. Our counsel in labor and employment can be divided into three areas:

Employment Counseling, Training and Auditing

Our attorneys provide day-to-day counsel, advising on compliance with employment related law and regulations on both the federal and state level. We also provide in-office counseling and training to human resource managers, front line managers and supervisors on preventing and resolving issues before they become lawsuits.

Employment Litigation

The team is regularly involved in litigating the following claims throughout the U.S.:

  • Unlawful discrimination
  • Whistleblowing/retaliation
  • Employment agreement disputes
  • FMLA leave interference
  • OSHA matters
  • Wage and hour non-compliance
  • Breach or enforcement of non-compete agreements
  • Defamation
  • I-9 non-compliance
  • ERISA litigation
  • Class actions

Traditional Labor Law

We represent employers in all types of traditional labor law matters, including proceedings before the NLRB and counseling management on various employee relations strategies. Our experience includes:

  • Union avoidance training and informational campaigns
  • Collective bargaining agreement negotiations
  • Labor arbitrations
  • Contract negotiation, interpretation and administration
  • Grievance procedures
  • Defense of unfair labor practice changes
  • Strike guidance
  • Decertification campaigns

Chambers Review

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Labor & Employment - Tennessee
2
Band 2
What the team is known for

Offers a comprehensive service to public and private companies from a broad range of industries, including healthcare, retail, transportation and financial services. Often advises on regulatory and compliance matters, as well as assisting with collective bargaining negotiations and union avoidance training. Additionally well known for handling high-profile employment disputes, including wage and hour, discrimination and retaliation cases. Expertise extends to labor and employment concerns stemming from corporate transactions.

Notable Practitioners

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Tim K Garrett
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Tim K Garrett
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Band 1

Tim Garrett is recognized as an expert employment litigator, fielding significant experience in regard to noncompete agreements as well as harassment claims and wrongful discharge matters.

Bob Horton
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Bob Horton
3
Band 3

Bob Horton frequently represents clients in wage and hour and noncompete disputes. He has further experience in discrimination and retaliation matters.

Ranked Lawyers at
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Tim K Garrett
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Tim K Garrett
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Bob Horton
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Bob Horton
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Band 3

Members

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Clients

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DCI (Dialysis Clinic Inc.)

Diversicare Healthcare Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: DVCR)

Genesco Inc. (NYSE: GCO)

J. Alexander’s Corporation (formerly Nasdaq: JAX)

Vanderbilt University

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Distribution

Education

Food & beverage

Healthcare

Manufacturing

Retail

Service

Transportation

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