I received an email last week from Kent Starwalt of the Tennessee Road Builders Association about the applicability of E-Verify, which varies by jurisdiction, and the recent changes to the law in Tennessee. Today’s post reviews those changes and reminds you to check your particular state’s law on the issue…
Continue Reading Tennessee Adopts E-Verify in Stages and with Safe Harbor Changes

Today’s guest post is by J. Matthew Kroplin, a fellow attorney at Stites & Harbison PLLC.  Matthew is a member of the Business Litigation and Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Service Groups. He represents and advises clients in the areas of business and commercial litigation, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, and construction law.  Matthew has represented a

There’s a debate in Congress.  There’s a debate in Congress between Chicago’s two senators.  There’s a debate in Congress between Chicago’s two senators about privatization.

Last week, Bob Sechler of the Wall Street Journal described newly introduced legislation from Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill) called “The Protecting Taxpayers in Transportation Asset Transfers Act.”  The bill seeks

In the weeks leading up to the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry’s annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, a number of construction attorneys and I were feverishly reviewing submissions for this year’s Construction Law Update.  The document is a compilation of cases and legislation affecting the construction industry.  The updates are provided throughout the

As reported in the Nashville Business Journal and News Channel 5 (video), a non-discrimination bill passed on a second reading at Metro Council last week.  The council voted 21 to 16 in favor of the bill that would add two new classes to the procurement code Metro contractors already follow. These companies would not be

Depending on where you live, owners of construction companies may have a new dilemma to address with their employees: medicinal marijuana.  The conflict puts the company’s safety and employment policies often dictated by federal law directly up against what may be an individual’s rights under state law. 

Medicinal Marijuana versus Construction Safety Policies

Stephanie Simon reports in this morning’s Wall Street