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For 100 years, our Knoxville, Tennessee general practice law firm has been exceeding client expectations through skilled legal services and excellent customer service. With our combined experience in many different facets of the law, we strive to satisfy all the business and legal needs of our wide variety of corporate, governmental and individual clients in Tennessee and the southeast region.

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09/13/17

Employer Seminar - Working From Home: Best Practices & Cautionary Tales for Employers with Remote Workers

On September 27, 2017, KM presented a seminar covering issues that arise when an employer permits its employees to work from home, whether on occasion or on a permanent basis. Specifically, we discussed the proper documentation and implementation of a remote worker program, compliance with state and federal laws with respect to such employees (e.g., HIPAA and FLSA), and other tips and best practices for successfully employing remote workers. Click above to view the seminar materials and for more information.

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Articles & Publications

  • Health Care Reform Developments under the Trump Administration

    Unless you've somehow managed to avoid the buzz, you probably know that the Affordable Care Act ("ACA") is still alive and well (for now). What you may not know is exactly what the Trump Administration has been able to accomplish with respect to its health care reform goals. This article intends to recap what has been done and clarify what hasn’t been done since inauguration day.

  • Governmental Plan QDROS: Not Your Typical Retirement Plan Division

    Prior to July 1, 2015, Tennessee law effectively prohibited a Tennessee governmental plan from complying with a domestic relations order except in very limited circumstances related to child support or alimony. That all changed in July of 2015 with a change in Tennessee Code Annotated § 26-2-105, which now requires all Tennessee governmental plans to recognize QDROs. This law change did not, however, subject governmental plans to the same ERISA and Code requirements as private plans. Rather, governmental plans have significantly more leeway in restricting the types of QDROs they will recognize and determining how and when benefits will be paid. Because of that leeway, different governmental employers may have very different rules. These tips may help you navigate this complicated area. Click above to read the full article

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