Hartsville, Tennessee Employment Lawyers

Patrick Chinnery
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Tennessee Employment Law Lawyer

Loyola University Chicago School of LawIllinois and Tennessee
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Robb C. Bigelow
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Exceptional Employment & Civil Rights Law Attorney! Employee Representation!

I am dedicated to achieving the best possible results in employment law disputes! I provide aggressive advocacy for employees throughout Middle Tennessee! Visit my website for information or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Mr. William D. Hooper
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Gallatin, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
150 N. Water Avenue
Gallatin, TN 37066
Free ConsultationEmployment, Construction, Divorce and Workers' Comp
Florida Coastal School of Law
Born and raised in Sumner County, Will Hooper graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2005 and from the Florida Coastal School of Law. He was admitted to practice in the State of Tennessee in June 2011 and is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association.
Randy P Lucas
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Gallatin, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(615) 451-1013 111 College Street
Gallatin, TN 37066
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal and Juvenile
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
I have been practicing trial, domestic, juvenile and criminal law since 1983.
Bruce E Buchanan
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Nashville, TN Employment Law Attorney with 36 years experience
2300 21st Ave. South, Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37212
Employment and Immigration
Vanderbilt University Law School
Bruce E. Buchanan is a founding partner at Sebelist Buchanan Law PLLC with offices in Nashville and Atlanta, where he represents employers and individuals in immigration law, with a special emphasis on employer immigration compliance, and employers in employment/labor law matters. Additionally, he is Of Counsel to Siskind Susser concerning employer immigration compliance matters.
Mr. Buchanan received his law degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1982. He served as senior trial specialist for the NLRB for 20 years. Mr. Buchanan also served for 12 years as Adjunct Professor at William H. Bowen UALR School of Law. He...
Jim Higgins
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(800) 705-2121 525 4th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37210
Free ConsultationNashville, TN Employment Law Lawyer
Employment, Elder, Medical Malpractice and Workers' Comp
University of Memphis
Mr. Higgins is a Nashville native. He attended the University of Tennessee where he graduated with honors and returned to home to work with a large insurance defense law firm. About 17 years ago Mr. Higgins left the defense practice and created a firm that only represents injured victims and their families. To better serve his clients the firm is broken down into specific litigation groups, such as the nursing home neglect division and serious injury division.

Mr. Higgins is a member of the million dollar advocates forum, recognized by Best Lawyers and is a board...
Thomas Wormouth Shumate
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Nashville , TN Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(615) 229-7499 2900 Vanderbilt Place
Suite 100
Nashville , TN 37212
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Insurance Defense and Probate
University of Notre Dame
Tom Shumate is the founder of Meridian Law, PLLC, which represents individuals and businesses across Tennessee in a variety of civil matters including business, contract, and employment litigation; disputes involving non-competition agreements and theft of trade secrets; insurance defense; personal injury and wrongful death actions; and probate cases. Mr. Shumate graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University in 1995 and from Notre Dame Law School in 1998. He has practiced in Nashville, Tennessee since that time. In 2011 and 2013, Mr. Shumate was selected as a “Rising Star” by the Mid-South edition of Super Lawyers Magazine. He...
Morgan E Smith
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Nashville, TN Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(615) 852-5028 1222 16th Ave S Ste 23
Nashville, TN 37212
Free ConsultationEmployment, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Vanderbilt University Law School
I am a Vanderbilt educated lawyer living in Nashville, Tennessee, and primarily practicing in the areas of Family and Employment Law (Plaintiff's side). I have been involved in litigation since 2007, with experience in complex litigation in federal courts. When I am not working, you can find me at a Preds game or watching the University of Louisville and Vanderbilt on tv.
Jake VanAusdall
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Brentwood, TN Employment Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(615) 490-6020 750 Old Hickory Blvd
Building Two #202
Brentwood, TN 37027
Employment, Business, Construction and IP
Tulane University
Robb C. Bigelow
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Nashville, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(615) 800-6966 4235 Hillsboro Pike
#217
Nashville, TN 37215
Employment and Civil Rights
Vanderbilt University Law School
Robb Bigelow is a trial lawyer with over 15 years of experience in the legal community. Bigelow began his career working for the Honorable Juliet Griffin in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. After gaining three years of invaluable insight into the judicial process, Bigelow began working as an employment lawyer at Stewart, Estes & Donnell. When that firm merged with Dickinson Wright PLLC, Bigelow continued his employment practice, ultimately becoming a partner in the firm. In 2015, Bigelow left Dickinson Wright to form his own firm. Since 2015, Bigeow has focused on workers rights...
Rick Piliponis
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Nashville, TN Employment Law Attorney
(800) 705-2121 525 4th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37210
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Workers' Comp
University of Tennessee College of Law and DePaul College of Law
Charles Kevin Grant
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Nashville , TN Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(615) 726-5767 Commerce Center, Suite 1000
211 Commerce Street
Nashville , TN 37201
Employment and Business
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Charles K. Grant's experience includes defending clients in complex employment litigation, including class actions and collective actions (wage and hour litigation); litigation concerning claims under Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA); wrongful discharge; sexual, racial, age, national-origin, disability, and religious discrimination and harassment under state and federal laws; Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA); retaliatory discharge; defamation; intentional infliction of emotional distress, tortious interference with contract; employment and non-compete agreements; protection of trade secrets; drug-testing; conspiracy; reductions in force; and the Worker Adjustment Retraining and Notification Act (WARN). His clients also include licensed professionals such as lawyers, physicians and dentists, whom...
Patrick Chinnery
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Nashville, TN Employment Law Lawyer
(615) 256-4838 201 4th Ave N
#1550
Nashville, TN 37219
Employment, Business and Consumer
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Robert B. Bragdon
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Murfreesboro, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(615) 896-5600 752 S. Church St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Employment, Criminal, Personal Injury and Probate
Florida Coastal School of Law
I am an attorney who practices with my father, Robert O. Bragdon, in Murfreesboro, TN with emphasis on Personal Injury, Criminal, and Employment Discrimination cases. If you are seeking an attorney that will aggressively fight for your rights, and one who truly cares about your situation, then make sure to contact (615) 896-5600 immediately in order to discuss your legal options.
Jon Street
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Nashville, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(800) 705-2121 525 4th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37210
Free ConsultationEmployment, Insurance Claims, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
University of Tennessee College of Law and Wake Forest University School of Law
Jason Andrew Lee
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NASHVILLE, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(615) 540-1004 611 Commerce Street, Suite 2603
NASHVILLE, TN 37203
Employment, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Whitney Henderson Raque
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Murfreesboro, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(615) 848-9090 218 W Main St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, Divorce and Juvenile
Nashville School of Law
John David Schwalb
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Franklin, TN Employment Law Lawyer
(615) 794-7100 741 Cool Springs Blvd
#104
Franklin, TN 37067
Employment, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
If you’re looking for distinction among attorneys in Franklin, TN, and surrounding areas, you’ll find it in John D. Schwalb, PLLC. Recognized as a Mid-South Super Lawyer by the Law and Politics Magazine, John D. Schwalb ranks among the top five percent of lawyers. His firm received and maintains an AV®-rating for providing exceptional legal services. After 30 years of experience in all aspects of the law, John D. Schwalb, PLLC, is qualified to supply superior legal knowledge and litigation skills to all in the Franklin, TN, area. We are prepared to assist you with family law cases, bullying...
George Jordan Phillips
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Hendersonville, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(615) 780-7988 131 Saundersville Road
Suite 130
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Employment, Business and International
University of Tennessee College of Law
George Phillips concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate and business law, communications law, labor and employment law and commercial and business litigation. He has extensive experience in negotiating and facilitating significant business acquisitions and complicated commercial transactions and agreements, including international contract negotiations. He serves as the general counsel for several companies that do not have an in-house counsel. He is the utility infielder for legal issues for a national pet supply company, regional mortgage company, solar equipment manufacturer and a remediation company, managing their contracts, compliance issues, regulatory issues, liability claims and litigation matters. Practicing in...
Michael L. Freeman
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Nashville, TN Employment Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(615) 916-1600 530 Church St.
Suite 709
Nashville, TN 37219
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Mississippi College School of Law
J. Allred Trotter
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Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Attorney
(615) 636-8619 3515 Golf St
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37216
Employment, Bankruptcy and Consumer
Emory University School of Law
Michael Macer
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Nashville, TN Employment Law Lawyer
3200 West End Ave.
Suite 500
Nashville, TN 37203
Employment
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
N. Kee Bryant-McCormick
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Hendersonville, TN Employment Law Lawyer
(615) 431-2693 B-202
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Criminal and DUI
Elizabeth Shirley Washko
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Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(615) 254-1900 401 Commerce St
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37219
Employment
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
John Leebron
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Brentwood, TN Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(615) 771-0874 111 Westwood Pl
Brentwood, TN 37027
Employment, Business and Family
Nashville, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(615) 747-3905 1214 Church St
Nashville, TN 37246
Employment
Univ of Tennessee COL
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(615) 244-9270 150 4th Ave N
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37201
Employment and Business
Memphis State University
Nashville , TN Employment Law Attorney
(615) 250-2000 2002 Richard Jones Rd. Suite B-200
Nashville , TN 37215
Employment
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(615) 620-5838 144 2nd Ave N
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37201
Employment
University of Georgia
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Attorney
(615) 783-2542 104 Woodmont Blvd
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37205
Employment and Insurance Defense
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Attorney
(615) 259-3456 315 Union St
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37201
Employment, Antitrust, Business and Estate Planning
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Lawyer
(615) 244-2202 217 2nd Ave N
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37201
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Municipal
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Lawyer
(615) 244-9700 414 Union St
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37219
Employment, Antitrust and Entertainment & Sports
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Attorney
(615) 259-1450 424 Church St
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37219
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Health Care
Nashville, TN Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(615) 742-7708 150 3rd Ave S
Ste 2800
Nashville, TN 37201
Employment
University of Tennessee College of Law
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Attorney
(615) 254-8801 227 4th Ave S
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37201
Employment, Business, Municipal and Personal Injury
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Lawyer
(615) 255-7722 414 Union St
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37219
Employment, Civil Rights, Municipal and Workers' Comp
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Attorney
(615) 251-5569 424 Church St
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37219
Employment, Estate Planning and Tax
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Attorney
(615) 252-2357 1600 Division St
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37203
Employment
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Lawyer
(615) 244-2202 217 2nd Ave N
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37201
Employment and Civil Rights
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Attorney
(615) 320-3225 2908 Poston Ave
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37203
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Workers' Comp
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Attorney
(615) 742-4200 424 Church St
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37219
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Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


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Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.