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Ardelean Appointed Council Member of the ABA’s Section of Labor and Employment Law

October 16, 2012

Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC (Butler Snow) Attorney Paula Graves Ardelean has been appointed as Council Member of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Section of Labor and Employment Law for the 2012-2015 term.  

“We are extremely pleased that Paula has been selected for this significant position with the ABA,” said Donald Clark, Jr., Chairman, Butler Snow. “She consistently makes noteworthy contributions to her team at the firm as well as to her clients.”  

Ardelean is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Group. She focuses her practice on employment training and counseling, compliance advice, non-competition agreements and employment litigation. Ardelean is an AV-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized for her work by The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA. She is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and American Bar Association and was named one of Mississippi’s 50 Leading Business Women by Mississippi Business Journal in 2009. Ardelean has previously served in several leadership positions in the Labor and Employment Law Section of the ABA.   

According to the ABA, the Section of Labor and Employment Law’s “25,000 members represent all perspectives of labor and employment Law: management, union, plaintiff, neutral and public.” The section is committed to a balanced discussion of employment issues throughout the world.  

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Events
Employment Law Conference for Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management
Employment Law Conference for Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management Music City Center, Nashville, TN 10/17/2014 7:00:00 AM Butler Snow's Kara Shea is on of the presenters at the upcoming Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management's 2014 Mid-South Employment law Conference.  With the goal of educating and informing members of SHRM about newly enacted and potential legislation, the conference will be held at the Music City Center at 201 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203.  For more information or to register for the conference, visit MTSHRM's website.


Retaliatory Discharge in Tennessee: 2014 Law and Other New Developments
Retaliatory Discharge in Tennessee: 2014 Law and Other New Developments Webinar 9/16/2014 2:00:00 PM

Butler Snow attorneys David L. Johnson and Valeria Gomez will present Retaliatory Discharge in Tennessee: 2014 Law and Other New Developments in an upcoming webinar.  Details are below:


 

On July 1, a new law took effect that impacts retaliatory discharge in Tennessee. Retaliatory discharge occurs when an employee is fired or punished for engaging in activities that are protected by law.

The new law imposes a cap on compensatory damages aggrieved employees can recover under all three statutes
-- the Tennessee Human Rights Act, the Tennessee Public Protection Act, and the Tennessee Disability Act -- for future monetary losses, emotional pain and suffering, inconvenience, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and other nonmonetary losses. The new law also affects whistleblower lawsuits by eliminating the separate common law claim for retaliatory discharge.

At this interactive webinar, your presenters will explain the legislature’s most recent changes as well as other new developments that impact retaliatory discharge in Tennessee. Don't miss out on this must-attend event for both Tennessee attorneys and employers. 

 

Webinar Agenda: 

  • Recent Tennessee legislation impacting the common law retaliatory discharge cause of action and claims under the Tennessee Public Protection Act 
  • Required elements to establish a retaliatory discharge cause of action 
  • Recent Tennessee case law developments, including what courts recognize to implicate an important public policy interest so as to be actionable 
  • The current status of summary judgment practice applicable to retaliatory discharge claims 
  • Tips for companies to minimize the risk of defending a retaliatory discharge claim 

Contact David, Valeria or Labor and Employment Practice Group Leader Kara Shea for additional details.