In my newly renewed quest to have a place for everything and everything in its place in the HCECDA office, I have been taking a little extra time in the afternoon and some occasional weekend time to further organize to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
Something that I found in my files was a list of “seven things every employer should know about Tennessee Employment Law” presented by Luther Wright, Jr. of the law offices of Boult Cummings at the TIDC (now Tennessee Economic Development Council [TEDC]) 2007 Fall Conference:
- Tennessee Law views the employment-at-will doctrine as a “bedrock principle.”
- Workers’ Compensation has undergone recent corrective changes.
- Tennessee is a Right-to-Work State.
- Tennessee has great Non-Competition Law.
- Tennessee juries are historically conservative.
- Tennessee has favorable employer drug testing laws.
- Tennessee laws are favorable toward relocation and expansion.
Though I am tossing a lot of the old stuff that was packed in drawers and boxes, I am going to save and file away Mr. Wright’s list. Not as a momento of a past presentation, but because Tennessee will still be a great place to do business for these same reasons when the next HCECDA executive director marvels at our color-coded file folders and ace alphabetization.