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Workers in Tennessee claim they haven't been paid in weeks

Whether you are lucky enough to have your dream job, or whether you are simply working the nine-to-five grind, one thing all workers in Tennessee have in common is the expectation that they will be paid for the work they do. However, some Tennessee workers are claiming that they haven't received a paycheck from their employer for weeks.

The employer in this case operates a sewing factory through a military contract. She also is the owner and operator of an area restaurant. The workers are employed as seamstresses, waitresses and cooks. One worker is saying she hasn't been paid in four weeks, adding up to more than $400 in unpaid wages. The workers state that their employer did not have them fill out an employment application or complete any other types of forms, including a W-2. They say they were to receive a paycheck each week.

Seeking the best business formation for your needs

For years, you may have thought about the possibility of starting your own business. Perhaps you have been working for other people since you were a teenager, and you knew early on that you wanted to be your own boss.

Have you considered the options available for running a small business? There are more alternatives than just you and your company. In fact, other business formations may offer you more protection from risks businesses often face.

What options may creditors have to recover debts?

When a bank issues a person a loan, such as a mortgage or auto loan, they do so with the expectation that they will receive the amount loaned back plus interest. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, a debtor may fail to uphold their end of the agreement and will default on the loan. When this happens, creditors in Tennessee may need to turn to the court in order to obtain what is owed to them.

One remedy a creditor might pursue to recover debts is a replevin action. In this type of action, the creditor may take back the asset that they hold title to. In order to do this, however, there are certain requirements that need to be met, such as notifying the debtor about the replevin action and holding a hearing. That being said, it may be possible to waive such requirements in cases in which there is an imminent danger that the asset will be destroyed.

Do you suspect something is wrong with your loved one's will?

You probably had numerous conversations with a loved one before his or her death. You may even have discussed his or her wishes for what happens to the estate afterward. Then, after you lost that person, you saw the will, and something just didn't add up.

The contents of the will may not reflect the conversations you had. You may wonder whether someone influenced your loved one to make changes. Perhaps those changes took place during a time when your loved one may not have been able to make decisions alone. In any event, you may want to know whether you can contest the will.

Lawsuit brought by Tennessee health care network moves forward

Businesses in Tennessee will take all the necessary measures to protect their client base and proprietary information. For this reason, they may ask employees to sign a non-compete agreement or another contract that serves to prevent employees or past employees from interfering with the current and future operations of the business. However, what happens when an employer believes that a former employee has breached these contracts?

A defamation lawsuit brought by Lutheran Health Network (LHN) against a past chief executive officer will continue, per a judicial ruling that denied the CEO's motion to dismiss the legal action. The court determined it had jurisdiction over the case. However, the court also determined that a protective order that would have stopped another CEO from being deposed should be dismissed.

Neighbors oppose development of Tennessee green space

While oftentimes real estate growth is good for a city's economic development, sometimes issues regarding the development of property arise. Take, for example, a situation in Hendersonville, Tennessee, where some members of the community are opposed to the development of green space in their area.

Some residents of Hendersonville have created a group called "Friends of Indian Lake Peninsula," with the aim of stopping the development of the wooded area around Old Hickory Lake. Members of the community have pledged to purchase real estate in the area to keep it from developing. Right now, the land has the potential to see over 150 homes erected.

Addressing employment law issues in a proactive manner

For employers and employees in Tennessee, the workplace looks very different these days than it did 50 years ago. In particular, laws regarding employee rights and workplace policies have changed in dramatic and important ways. Therefore, it is important for employers to ensure their business complies with applicable employment laws, and it is important for employees to understand their rights under current law.

And, part of running a business means that questions and disputes between employers and employees will arise. It is important to resolve these issues in a fair manner, as they can have hefty financial and personal implications for all involved.

Emotional vs financial: Factors that may impact asset division

It is easy for most Tennessee residents, including you, to get attached to certain possessions. You may have put a lot of time into saving for a certain asset, or you could have put a lot of effort into restoring or decorating a piece of property to make it just right. Whatever the reason, you are not alone in feeling that some of your assets have become a part of who you are and what you have achieved.

Because of these feelings, many people often have a difficult time letting go of certain property. When it comes to divorce, the situation may become even more challenging to face. You may think that you should fight to hold on to particular assets due to sentimental value or other reasons, but you may wish to look closer at the future impacts keeping that property may have. In particular, the family home could act as a conflicting point.

How can a loan workout help homeowners and lenders?

Sometimes, through no fault of their own, financial disaster strikes a Tennessee homeowner. For example, they may have been the victim of a company-wide lay-off leaving them without a source of income, or they may have suffered a severe illness that left them with a mountain of medical debt. No matter what the reason is, however, there are times when a person in Tennessee may find that they cannot meet their monthly mortgage payments.

People in such a situation may despair that their situation is hopeless and will ultimately lead to foreclosure. However, this may not be the case. A mortgage is a loan, and like any other loan it may be possible in certain circumstances to negotiate a loan workout resulting in a payment plan that the homeowner can afford and that the lender finds acceptable.

Workplace discrimination not a new issue in Congress

Issues of workplace discrimination -- particularly sexual discrimination and harassment -- dominated the news headlines in late 2017. These newsworthy events involved not just well-known celebrities, but also politicians throughout the United States. While some employment lawdisputes are taken all the way through the litigation process, others are settled out-of-court. Of course, workplace discrimination in Tennessee and across the nation is not new. In fact, recent statistics reveal that between 2008 through 2012, over $342,000 was spent settling workplace discrimination disputes in the U.S. House of Representatives. Of that, almost $175,000 was paid out to settle disputes involving sexual harassment and discrimination.

These statistics were the work of the U.S. House Office of Compliance. This entity is funded by federal taxes, and deals with settlement payouts to workers in the House of Representatives who have employment law disputes. This means the statistics include not just politicians who may have discrimination claims held against them, but also staffers who may have discrimination claims held against them. The statistics recently released did not name specific names with regards to who the discrimination claims were being lodged against.

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