Business & Personal Representation
Frantz, McConnell & Seymour is a medium size law firm representing clients throughout East Tennessee. Our attorneys regularly appear in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Visit the Attorneys section of this website to learn more about their individual expertise and practice areas.
Our litigation and transactional skills enable us to maintain exemplary standards to provide our legal expertise and work with our clients to meet their goals. Visit the Practice Areas section of the website for a detailed listing of services offered by our attorneys.
It likely comes as no surprise to those of you that work in health care and social services that the industry has a high incidence of injuries due to work place violence. In fact more than 70% of the 23,000 significant injuries due to an assault at work occurred in the health care and social service industry. Workplace violence accounts for 13% of the injuries in health care and social services (as compared to 4% in the private sector). The numbers of injuries in health care and social services increased in 2012 and 2013.
UPDATE ON RECENT NEWS: Federal Court in Texas Delays Implementation of New Definition of Spouse Under the FMLA in 4 States
Several weeks ago I reported on the United States Department of Labor's final rule amending the definition of "spouse" under the FMLA to specifically include spouses in same sex marriages; even for employees working in states that do not currently recognize such marriages. That change was to become effective March 27, 2015.