When it comes to business and your employees, it’s essential to know the law and who can help if and when there is an employee dispute. Employment law can seem tricky to most employers and employees. Employees generally feel they carry all the rights, and their employer has none. This might not always be the case, but it’s essential to know exactly what your employer/business rights are to avoid business litigation.
We’re well-versed in knowing employer and employee rights. As business litigation experts, we understand the laws in Tennessee well. We know exactly what you can and cannot do as a business, so if a dispute occurs, you can count on us to handle it. Tennessee is an at-will, at-work state, meaning employers can hire and fire without reason, without fear of legal liability. However, employers cannot fire someone for their race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin, or disability.
As for employees, they may leave a job at any time, for any reason, with no adverse legal consequences. As an executive employee, you have the right to employment and severance pay agreements, possible bonus plans, agreements, and other deferred compensation agreements. If you’ve been paid on commission, then you’ll need us to sort through your rights to your commissions, plans, and contracts.
There are worlds of information for you and your employees. It’s always good to consult your legal advisory team if you have any questions.