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.
Most employers and their legal counsel pay little attention to the actions of the National Labor Relation Board (NLRB). They assume that the NLRB only concerns itself with employers whose employees are members of a union. In many instances that is correct but in fact, the NLRB has jurisdiction over all private sector employers without regard to whether their workforce is unionized. From time to time, the NLRB steps away from resolving union election disputes and renders decisions that have very significant implications for all employers. That has been taking place for the past year regarding employer workplace rules and in particular, rules that seek to limit employee communications on social media.
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.