Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Bob Horton and Kimberly Veirs contributed an article for Practical Law on Tennessee laws related to the mandatory arbitration of employment-related claims. The article outlines key differences between federal and Tennessee arbitration law and provides guidance on issues associated with unconscionability, severability, waiver of class and representative actions, arbitrability, drafting considerations, EEOC challenges, and bracketed text. As part of the article, the authors provided sample language for a Tennessee compliant mandatory arbitration provision of employment-related claims that can be incorporated into a written employment agreement or employee handbook.
The full article, "Mandatory Arbitration of Employment-Related Claims (TN)," was published by Practical Law and is available in the PDF below. Bob and Kimberly also contributed the article titled "Mutual Agreement to Arbitrate Employment-Related Disputes (TN)," for Practical Law.
Practical Law is a resource of Thomson Reuters that provides online resources for attorneys practicing in in-house corporate law departments and law firms within the U.S. and globally who have an interest in U.S. and transnational law. Often the content is designed to provide jurisdiction-specific guidance on a variety of legal topics.