Unemployment and PPP Updates

Recalling Furloughed Employees and Unemployment Benefits: TN Return to Work by Sarah E. Stuart As many businesses in Tennessee begin the process of reopening, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (“TDLWD”) has issued clarification on employees’ obligation to return to work if called back.  Subject toRead more

BPJ Welcomes New Associate

Burch, Porter & Johnson is proud to announce that Jana M. Mitchell has joined the firm as an Associate, focusing on commercial and business law. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Mitchell gained experience in contract drafting and negotiation, marketing and advertising law, and SEC compliance as an in-houseRead more

Burch, Porter & Johnson Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA

Six attorneys from Burch, Porter & Johnson, PLLC have been recognized as outstanding practitioners in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.  Jef Feibelman, W. Rowlett Scott, Laurel C. Williams, Lisa A. Krupicka, Jennifer S. Hagerman, and LeeAnne M. Cox have been included in thisRead more

Unemployment and FFCRA Questions and Answers

Your Unemployment Questions Answered The employment group at Burch, Porter & Johnson has recently received a number of questions from clients—who are rightly concerned about the wellbeing of furloughed or laid-off employees during this uncertain time—about unemployment benefits in Tennessee, including questions about recent federal legislative effortsRead more

CARES Act Updates

Department of Labor Guidance on the CARES Act and Unemployment By Sarah E. Stuart and Jennifer S. Hagerman There has been an unprecedented demand on the unemployment insurance program due to the effects of COVID-19.  Since the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES)Read more

Coronavirus Update: Federal CARES Act

After a tense week of difficult negotiations, Congress passed, and the President signed into law, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) on Friday, March 27, 2020. The CARES Act is the third piece of federal legislation aimed at addressing the economic issuesRead more