Employment Law

Employment Law

Our multi-faceted Employment Law practice primarily includes representation of employers, but we provide counsel to employees when no conflict of interest exists. For employers, we have the expertise to assure your compliance with all federal and state statutes and municipal ordinances regarding employment relationships. Retained directly or through Employment Liability Insurance, we defend employers in response to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claims, Tennessee Human Rights Commission and National Labor Relations Board charges, and federal and state court lawsuits. Our attorneys are qualified and highly proficient with representation, arbitration, and mediation for allegations of harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliatory discharge, wage and hour disputes, workers’ compensation claims, litigation and related insurance coverage issues, and premium dispute resolution.

We also counsel and represent employers and employees regarding non-compete covenants, provisions, or agreements in employment contracts. If you need legal guidance for termination of employment agreements and relationships, including severance agreements, we are available to advise both employers and employees.

BMJRG attorneys represent clients in all areas of Employment Law, including:

  • Management Training
  • Employee Training
  • Employee Benefits
  • Executive Compensation and Benefits
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)
  • Pension and Profit Sharing Plans
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Workplace Discrimination (Title VII)
  • Sex Harassment
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Race or Color Discrimination
  • Religious Harassment or Discrimination
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Tennessee Human Rights Act
  • Wage and Hour Laws
  • Employee Handbooks and Policies
  • Employment Agreements and Releases
  • Employee Non-compete Agreements
  • Unfair Competition
  • Trade Secrets and Other Confidential and Proprietary Information
  • Workplace Investigations
  • Drug and Alcohol Screening Programs and Tests
  • Privacy Issues
  • Phone and Computer Protocols
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Employment Termination
  • Retaliatory Discharge
  • Whistleblower Actions
  • Workers Compensation
  • Unemployment Insurance Security Act (ERISA)
  • Consolidated Omnibus Budget Recon

Meet Our Team

Black McLaren Jones Ryland & Griffee, P.C. is a full service, multi-faceted law firm that specializes in litigation. Our attorneys are known for their experience and expertise in all areas of practice – but more importantly, each and every client is treated with understanding, consideration, and respect.

Our well-respected attorneys represent clients all over the country and are licensed in the states of Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, and New York, and in the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C.


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