June 2017 Archives

Immigration bill vote delayed by council members

Earlier this year, Ozment Law filed a lawsuit against the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, alleging that detention of suspected noncitizens by the Davidson County Sheriff violates the law and detainees' constitutional rights. At the same time, two bills (sponsored by Councilmen Bob Mendes and Colby Sledge, among others) are pending in the Metro Council that would provide accountability to the Nashville sheriff when he attempts to detain people he suspects are immigrants.

Need more workers? Turn to your laborers’ loved ones for help

One problem that many employers have is finding an adequate number of qualified workers. This holds true in all types of industries, and employers are limited in how they can hire non-U.S. citizens already in the country. For example, a potential worker may have no immigration papers or is on another type of work visa.

A work accident should not threaten your immigration status

The Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Act requires most employers to carry workers’ compensation policies. Those policies generally must offer benefits to workers injured on the job, regardless of who may have been at fault. Yet despite this no-fault approach, many employers have fears about claiming their rightful share of workers’ compensation benefits.

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